Sleepytime Gal (1942)

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Bessie Cobb, cake decorator in the kitchen of one of Miami's swankier hotels, is the central figure in an elaborate scheme by Chick Patterson, bell captain, who believes he can not only ... See full summary »


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2 March 2002 | sdiner82
| Delightful, forgotten musical/comedy with an early Jule Styne score
The Early Show on NY's Channel 2 used to air this breezy, delightful musical comedy from the woefully underrated Republic Studios during the 1950s when I was a kid. I tuned in every time it was telecast. Judy Canova deserves to be re-discovered and re-appreciated. She was truly a precursor of Lily Tomlin (her "Sleepy Lagoon" with Dennis Day is another tuneful delight). And the vivacious Ruth Terry, in a platinum wig as the gangster's moll, pre-dated Lesley Ann Warren's delectable turn in "Victor/Victoria".

The details of the plot elude me, but I cherish the film. With a wonderful score by the young, then-unknown Jule Styne. Would someone please rescue and revive this delightful gem from obscurity and let the current generation savor its charms?


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