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Dixie Dugan (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 12 March 1943 (USA)

Director:

Otto Brower

Writers:

J.P. McEvoy (comic strip) (as Joseph P. McEvoy), Harold Buchman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lois Andrews ... Dixie Dugan
James Ellison ... Roger Hudson
Charlotte Greenwood ... Mrs. Dugan
Charles Ruggles ... Pa Dugan
Helene Reynolds ... Jean Patterson
Raymond Walburn ... J.J. Lawson
Ann E. Todd ... Imogene Dugan (as Ann Todd)
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Matt Hogan
Irving Bacon ... Mr. Kelly
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Mrs. Kelly
George Melford ... Mr. Sloan
Mae Marsh ... Mrs. Sloan
Morris Ankrum ... Editor
Dick French Dick French ... Phillips
George Lessey ... Sen. Patterson
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The Honey of the FUNNIES...is the Sweetheart of the SCREEN! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1943 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Was intended as the first in a series based on the comic strip character; it was a failure at the box office, so the series was scrapped. See more »

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Follows Show Girl in Hollywood (1930) See more »

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Delightful Little Comedy
1 October 2015 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

I never read the Dixie Dugan comic strip, so I can't say how faithful this movie is to it. However, the comedy is pretty broad and reminds one of "Blondie" and other successful comic strip adaptations of the time. There are three reasons to see this film: Lois Andrews who plays the title character, the nice World War II home-front atmosphere, and the woman power theme. Lois Andrews makes a smashing debut. She is beautiful, looking a lot like 1950's model Betty Page, and is really good at farce. The opening scene of her driving a taxi is great. She stops short and the passenger gets upset. She tells him, "I've never had an accident in my life." He asks how long she has been driving? She deadpans, "Today's my first day." It is sad that the Dixie Dugan series was not picked up. This could have been the start of a great career for her. Unfortunately, she only did a few more movies and disappeared. The movie manages to show a lot of the atmosphere in Washington D.C. during World War II. They were worried about spies and rooms appeared to be hard to come by. They seem to have expected to be bombed as London was. Finally, there's an interesting take on women in the movie. The movie endorses "Women Power" and wants women to replace men. It shows how the government had to entice women into the workforce. No great shakes, but it is quick, painless, funny and enjoyable.


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