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What's Cookin'? Details


There's plenty cookin' in this brisk, breezy Andrews Sisters vehicle. The plot, such as it is, concerns the efforts by a group of entertainers to package a weekly musical radio show. Their biggest obstacle is a lack of sponsorship, but this is overcome when eccentric business executive J. P. Courtney (Charles Butterworth) agrees to pony up the necessary dough on behalf of his talented niece Sue (Gloria Jean). Within its tightly packed 69 minutes, What's Cookin' is able to accommodate a romantic subplot, comedy relief, and a plethora of musical numbers. The stellar (and quite topheavy) supporting cast includes Jane Frazee, Robert Paige, Billie Burke, Donald O'Connor, Franklin Pangborn, Grace McDonald, Leo Carrillo, the Jivin' Jacks and Jills, and even Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd. Imagine what a lineup like that would cost a radio sponsor today! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jane Frazee
as Anne
Robert Paige
as Bob
Gloria Jean
as Sue
Leo Carrillo
as Marvo
Charles Butterworth
as J.P. Courtney
Billie Burke
as Agatha
Grace McDonald
as Angela
Donald O'Connor
as Tommy
Franklin Pangborn
as Prof. Bistell
Peggy Ryan
as Peggy
Esther Dale
Peggy Ryan
as Peggy


Edward F. Cline
Stanley Roberts
Jerry Cady
Edgar Allan Woolf
Screen Story
Charles Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Otterson
Art Director