No, No Nanette (1940)

Genres - Drama, Musical, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance  |   Release Date - Dec 13, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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No, No, Nanette was the second film version of the popular Otto Harbach-Vincent Youmans Broadway musical. Though slightly updated, the basic plot remains the same, with heroine Nanette (Anna Neagle) entering into a financial arrangement whereby she must answer "No" to every question during a 24-hour period. It's all for the sake of her rogueish uncle (Roland Young), who's heavily in debt thanks to a gaggle of gold-digging chorines. Nanette's task is complicated by her romantic entanglements involving an artist (Richard Carlson) and a flashy theatrical producer (Victor Mature). The songs include "I Want to Be Happy", "Tea for Two" and the title number. Unlike the previous Neagle-RKO Radio-Herbert Wilcox collaboration Irene, No, No, Nanette fizzled at the box office. For many years, the film was withdrawn from circulation because of Warner Bros.' 1950 remake, the Doris Day vehicle Tea for Two.

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artist, bachelor, finances, lady, love, marriage, niece, predicament, problems, producer [showbiz], relative, rescue, romance, ruination, show, uncle, youth