Posted ByGerry O. on June 18, 2002 at 08:26:29:
As some of you may know, I am partial to the Paramount features that Jack starred in during the late 1930's and early 40's. However, there is one that seems to grow on me more and more each time I watch it....1939's "Man About Town".
I really like this one because although it has the general flavor of Jack's radio show, it does not rely ENTIRELY on that connection (like "Buck Benny Rides Again" and "Love Thy Neighbor" do), and you don't have to be familiar with the radio series and it's characters in order to enjoy this film.
Plus, the supporting cast is top-notch: Edward Arnold, Dorothy Lamour, Monty Woolley, Eddie Anderson, Phil Harris, Betty Grable, Binnie Barnes and others....probably the best all-around supporting cast of ANY of Jack's films...certainly the best supporting cast of the "Paramount" crop!
This film is really lively and it moves along at a good clip. It is certainly not a "reknowned classic", and it has never pretended to be...but it IS a really FUN movie!
Are there any other "Man About Town" fans here on the message board?