|Thrill of a Lifetime|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||George Archainbaud|
|Produced by||William LeBaron|
|Screenplay by|| Seena Owen |
Paul Gerard Smith
|Story by||Seena Owen|
|Starring|| James V. Kern |
|Music by|| Gordon Jenkins |
|Cinematography||William C. Mellor|
|Edited by||Doane Harrison|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Thrill of a Lifetime is a 1937 American comedy film directed by George Archainbaud and written by Seena Owen, Grant Garett and Paul Gerard Smith. The film stars James V. Kern, Charles Adler, George Kelly, Billy Mann -- at the time a musical-comedy act called the Yacht Club Boys -- along with Judy Canova, Ben Blue and Eleanore Whitney.
Betty Grable also is featured, and Dorothy Lamour makes a cameo appearance in the film. It was released on December 3, 1937, by Paramount Pictures.
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The performing act of Betty Jane and Stanley, along with her colorful sister Judy, comes to Camp Romance, an island retreat run by "Howdy" Nelson, who offers unattached men and women a place to meet. Howdy's attractive secretary Gwen wants to get better acquainted with him.
Stanley wants to find a suitable romantic partner for Judy because, unbeknownst to her sister, a theatrical agent wants to book the act, provided Judy's not a part of it. Judy takes a shine to boat captain Skipper on the way to camp, where Stanley also bribes lifeguard Don into making a play for her.
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