Out of the Blue

1947

Comedy

149
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 195

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George Brent as Arthur Earthleigh
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784.04 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
84 min
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
84 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by churei 10 / 10 / 10

Forgotten Screwball Laughfest

If any other studio but Eagle Lion had released OUT OF THE BLUE, it would still be listed as one of the best of the zany screwball comedies that still were being produced in the 40's. What is even more interesting is that all of the main stars play AGAINST TYPE, and the result is not only funny but a pleasant and welcome surprise...even today. A madcap comedy, OUT OF THE BLUE focuses on a henpecked husband, the ditzy lady he picks up in a bar, and assorted others who provide ammunition for a comedy of mistaken identity, blackouts, suspicious women and henpecked husbands. The most wonderful surprise of all is the hilarious performance by Ann Dvorak as the tipsy and zonked-out cause of all of the fracas. She is a riot, a shocker for fans who knew her only and always as a DRAMATIC actress. Another key surprise is George Brent as a put-upon hubby of a domineering wife, played expertly by Carole Landis. Add Turhan Bey as a sophisticate (!!!) and Virginia Mayo as his current lady friend. Leigh Jason is the director, and his work, too, is "out of the blue". This film should not be a forgotten little gem... it has been available, briefly, on VHS. Try to catch it.

Reviewed by moondog-8 6 / 10 / 10

Brilliant

What makes this movie so remarkable is that all the actors are cast against their type. Romantic lead George Brent plays a henpecked hubby in this film. Glamor gal Carole Landis plays a prissy mouse of a housewife. Turhan Bey doesn't wear a turban in this film, but plays a cool and wise-cracking New York man-about-town. And drama queen Ann Dvorak plays a screwball drunk lady with more than one screw loose. It's a gem. Then add to this the remarkable supporting cast, a script with some zingers I can still remember after not seeing this for 40 years. And it gets great Cool Points for having legendary jazz artist Hadda Brooks play the piano and sing in this film (she also performed in the Bogart / Grahame film IN A LONELY PLACE; and had one of the first regular TV shows ever broadcast in Los Angeles in the late 1940s).

Reviewed by mark.waltz 6 / 10 / 10

A corpse is a corpse of course of course, unless, that is, it's a dummy corpse!

I'm used to seeing Ann Dvorak in dramatic roles like "Scarface', "Three on a Match" and "A Life of Her Own", all of where she met dramatic endings. But in this 1947 farce, she's both very much alive as well as the model for a dummy, made to resemble her corpse after she passes out drunk at the luxurious Fifth Avenue apartment of staid George Brent. Rather than being barefoot in the park (as this is right off of Washington Square), she's hiding out in the next door neighbor's apartment, playboy Turhan Bey's. He's getting even with neighbor Brent over his huge dog's behavior. Brent is married to clueless Carole Landis, while Bey's latest flame (Virginia Mayo) gets her fill of getting rid of bodies and eventually Bey. The wacky performance by Dvorak is something that Joan Davis might have done, and it's a nice change to see the other side of a usually very serious actress. As the socialite who came out at 38 and hasn't returned home, she's an absolute hoot. Brent is a great reactor, and suave Bey seems to be having a ball instigating the prank. Elizabeth Patterson and Julia Dean are funny in bit parts as nosy spinster neighbors. Flame, a popular German Shepard, is well trained as Brent's bone loving dog. The laughs are fairly frequent and often over the top, but never too ridiculous in spite of the outrageous situation. I've seen several films about some not quite dead bodies, and this could be the funniest.

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