The Big Show-Off (1945)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Jan 22, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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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fame, love, piano, songwriter, wrestling-Greco-Roman