Moonlight in Hawaii (1941)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Another cookie-cutter Universal minimusical, Moonlight in Hawaii gathered together the usual suspects-Johnny Downs, Leon Errol, Jane Frazee, Mischa Auer, Sunny O'Dea et. al.--in their usual roles. Downs plays a young man named Pete, who shepherds a group of sightseers to Honolulu. Pete's greatest ambition is to star on radio with his pals the Merry Macs, and to this end he curries favor with potential sponsors Spencer (Leon Errol) and Lawton (Richard Carle), partners in a pineapple-juice factory. The complications begin piling up when Spencer and Lawton have a falling out over the affections of wealthy dowager Mrs. Floto (Marjorie Gateson), forcing Pete and his pals to play matchmaker. Superstar-to-be Maria Montez shows up in a bit role as a hula-hula dancer.

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wealth, con/scam, moonlight