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The Big Show-Off (1945)





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Arthur Lake took time off from his Blondie duties at Columbia to star in Republic's The Big Show-Off. Lake plays an obnoxious pianist who has eyes for beautiful Dale Evans (the same), but she is put off by his ceaseless boasting. Only when Lake is taken down a peg or two in a wrestling match does Evans exhibit any affection for the poor sap. This film looks suspiciously like a Joe E. Brown vehicle that was deferred to Lake when Brown either proved unavailable or too expensive. Dale Evans gets to sing twice in The Big Show-Off. Thankfully, Arthur Lake does not.

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Arthur Lake
as Sanford 'Sandy'Elliott, Shy Pianist
Dale Evans
as June Mayfield, Night Club Singer
Lionel Stander
as Joe Bagley, Club Owner
Paul Hurst
as The Devil, masked wrestling champion
George Meeker
as Wally Porter
Sammy Stein
as Boris the Burglar
Louis Adlon
as Muckenfuss
Dan Tobey
as Announcer
Emmett Lynn
as Franklin D. Ripbogle - Hobo
Douglas Wood
as Dr. Dinwiddle
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