Panama Hattie
Panama Hattie (1942)

Cole Porter's musical hit Panama Hattie originally starred Ethel Merman on Broadway. But Merman was not a proven movie commodity, thus it was Ann Sothern who appeared in the film version as Hattie, brassy but golden-hearted proprietress… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: January 22, 1992
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Otherwise poor musical has some good dance numbers directed by Vincente Minnelli, as an apprentice starting Hollywood film making.

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Emanuel Levy

A low-brow musical that doesn't bear the stylistic signature of Vincente Minnelli, not to mention the fact that Ann Sothern is not Ethel Merman, who did it on Broadway.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The wartime musical/comedy Panama Hattie was a hit on Broadway for songwriter Cole Porter and its star Ethel Merman.

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