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Four Jacks and a Jill

Released Jan 23, 1942 1h 8m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 17% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Balkan immigrant Nina Novak (Anne Shirley) talks her way into a job as the singer in a New York City jazz band led by Nifty Sullivan (Ray Bolger) after front woman Opal (June Havoc) quits to spend more time with her mob-connected beau (Jack Durant). When the band loses their regular gig, Nina convinces Mr. Hoople (Fritz Feld), owner of a Balkan-themed nightclub, that she can get the king of their shared homeland to visit, and drafts cabbie Steve Sarto (Desi Arnaz) to pretend to be the monarch. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member This film is watchable but there is nothing special to it. There are a couple twists in this comedy but it's not enough to really keep you drawn to the movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member good light hearted WWII flick & Desi! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Balkan immigrant Nina Novak (Anne Shirley) talks her way into a job as the singer in a New York City jazz band led by Nifty Sullivan (Ray Bolger) after front woman Opal (June Havoc) quits to spend more time with her mob-connected beau (Jack Durant). When the band loses their regular gig, Nina convinces Mr. Hoople (Fritz Feld), owner of a Balkan-themed nightclub, that she can get the king of their shared homeland to visit, and drafts cabbie Steve Sarto (Desi Arnaz) to pretend to be the monarch.
Director
Jack Hively
Producer
John Twist
Screenwriter
John Twist
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 23, 1942, Original
Runtime
1h 8m