… the 1943 romantic, musical comedy set in San Francisco’s Barbary Coast at the turn of the 19th century? In Hello, Frisco, Hello, a talented singing foursome is fired for being so good at a dance hall that the customers stop drinking their beer to just watch and listen to them. The story line is about what happens during their rise to fame and fortune, and the downfall that follows.
Starring the beautiful Alice Faye, the handsome John Payne, and the comedic talents of the wonderful Jack Oakie and June Havoc, this film might seem a little bit corny by today’s movie going public, but it’s pure magic for those who remember the good old days. It features the Oscar winning song “You’ll Never Know” and has a spectacular roller skating number that you just have to see. Be sure to watch the “Re-making of Alice Faye” in the special features also.
If you’ve never seen this classic, pick it up now for a good evening of pure entertainment that’s free with your library card.
Reviewed by Terry (staff)