Let's Face It (film)
Let's Face It is a 1943 American musical film directed by Sidney Lanfield and written by Harry Tugend, adapted from the play of the same name. The film stars Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, ZaSu Pitts, Phyllis Povah, Dave Willock, Eve Arden, and Cully Richards. The film was released on August 5, 1943, by Paramount Pictures.
|Let's Face It|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Lanfield|
|Produced by||Fred Kohlmar|
|Written by||Harry Tugend |
Dorothy Fields (play)
Herbert Fields (play)
Russell G. Medcraft (play)
Norma Mitchell (play)
|Music by||Robert Emmett Dolan|
|Edited by||Paul Weatherwax|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
U.S. Army private Jerry Walker is in hot water with his sweetheart, Winnie Porter, for putting off their wedding, and with his superiors on the base after crashing a Jeep.
To raise money to pay for the damages and avoid six months of guard duty, Jerry accepts a $300 proposal from three matronly women, Cornelia, Nancy and Maggie, to arrange dates for them with young soldiers. Jerry ropes his pals Barney and Frankie into it, then scrambles when they try to squirm out of it.
Winnie, meantime, figures out Jerry is up to something. She shows up with the girlfriends of Barney and Frankie, after which everybody takes turns trying to make the others jealous. Jerry finally flees, only to end up hooked by a German submarine. He ends up in the brig, but it's a year later and Winnie, now his wife, comes to visit along with their baby.
- Bob Hope as Jerry Walker
- Betty Hutton as Winnie Porter
- ZaSu Pitts as Cornelia Figeson
- Phyllis Povah as Nancy Collister
- Dave Willock as Barney Hilliard
- Eve Arden as Maggie Watson
- Cully Richards as Frankie Burns
- Marjorie Weaver as Jean Blanchard
- Dona Drake as Muriel
- Raymond Walburn as Julian Watson
- Andrew Tombes as Judge Henry Clay Pigeon
- Arthur Loft as George Collister
- Joe Sawyer as Sergeant Wiggins
- Grace Hayle as Mrs. Wigglesworth
- Evelyn Dockson as Mrs. Taylor
- Emory Parnell as Colonel
- "Let's Face It (1943) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
- T.S. (1943-08-05). "Movie Review - Let's Face It - THE SCREEN; Film Version of 'Let's Face It,' in Which Bob Hope Is Enlisted To Help Provide Hot-Weather Fare, Appears at Paramount". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-22.