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Duffy's Tavern (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 28 September 1945 (USA)
The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director:

Hal Walker

Writers:

Melvin Frank (screenplay), Norman Panama (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Gardner ... Archie
Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby
Betty Hutton ... Betty Hutton
Paulette Goddard ... Paulette Goddard
Alan Ladd ... Alan Ladd
Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour
Eddie Bracken ... Eddie Bracken
Brian Donlevy ... Brian Donlevy
Sonny Tufts ... Sonny Tufts
Veronica Lake ... Veronica Lake
Arturo de Córdova ... Arturo de Cordova
Barry Fitzgerald ... Bing Crosby's Father
Cass Daley ... Cass Daley
Diana Lynn ... Diana Lynn
Victor Moore ... Michael O'Malley
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Storyline

The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

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Biggest Star Party in Hollywood History See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Taverna de Duffy See more »

Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Tough Guy: C'mon finish your drink and let's get out of here.
Veronica Lake: No!
Tough Guy: [he slaps her] I said finish your drink and let's get out of here.
Veronica Lake: I said no.
[he slaps her again]
Alan Ladd: [comes over to their table] Did I see you slap that young lady?
Veronica Lake: Yes you did, and I'm not going home
[Tough Guy slaps her again]
Alan Ladd: [stubbing out his cigarette] Let me see you do that again.
[Tough Guy slaps]
[...]
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Connections

Spoofed in I'll Be Skiing Ya (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
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Duffy's Tavern impressions
6 June 2014 | by johnniedooSee all my reviews

To me, this is a classic movie for the end of war era. The first few reviewers cited the cavalcade type ones already. They need to be viewed and reviewed in the context of the time or the viewer misses the point. It is appropriate to note this, possibly, for people who do not realize there had been an all out world war for the past 4 to 6 yrs, depending on where one lived. mysterymoviegoer hit the nail on the head as far as I am concerned. I like to see the kinds of humor, the environments and attitudes that the movie portrays- not to mention the parade of stars and luminaries from the time. I did not see Maltin's review, gave up on it as a resource many yrs ago and hadn't even considered the intern angle. Nice to see another person take the time to record a most appropriate comment on this special kind of movie theme from a special time in history.


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