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The Half-Naked Truth Details


A broad lampoon of celebrity worship, stars Lee Tracy as a carnival huckster and Lupe Velez as a "kootch" dancer. Reaching for the moon, Tracy passes Lupe off as an exotic foreign princess--and manages to pull the wool over the eyes of all Manhattan. Now "famous for being famous", Lupe is employed for special appearances by Ziegfeldish impresario Frank Morgan. When the fraud is revealed to the world, Tracy returns to the carnival, with Lupe (who's loved him since Reel One) at his side. Frank Morgan co-stars Eugene Pallette as Tracy's assistant; the bullfrog-voiced Pallette has a wonderful moment in which he discovers that he's been mistaken for "Princess" Lupe's head eunuch! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Lupe Velez
as Teresita
Lee Tracy
as Jimmy Bates
Eugene Pallette
as Achilles
Frank Morgan
as Merle Farrell
Bob McKenzie
as Col. Munday
James Donlan
as Carnival Press Agent
Si Jenks
as Townsman
Franklin Pangborn
as Wolverton, Hotel Manager
Si Jenks
as Townsman
James Donlan
as Carnival Press Agent


Gregory La Cava
Gregory La Cava
Ben Markson
Screen Story
Bert Glennon
Max Steiner
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Pandro S. Berman
Associate Producer
David O. Selznick
Executive Producer