ON TCM: Nov. 3, 2010. Betty Hutton Tribute. They are celebrating Betty Hutton, with the films listed below:
Short Film: Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra With Betty Hutton (1939) . Musical short showcasing the talent of Vincent Lopez, his orchestra and Betty Hutton. Instead of playing their usual theme, the band insists on playing new material. Cast: Vincent Lopez, Betty Hutton, Fred Laury.
Stork Club, The (1945). A hat-check girl gets rich when she saves a millionaire's life, which causes problems with her love life.. Cast: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore. Dir: Hal Walker. Fun Fact: The movie, included as a character Sherman Billingsley the owner of the real stork club. During the movie, he talks to Danny, Judy's fiance telling him that his wife and two daughters were the only women in his life. This is contradictory to the real life Sherman, who had a longtime affair with Ethel Merman. A very predictable fluffy movie, worth watching if you like Betty Hutton.
Perils Of Pauline, The (1947). The world's worst actress rises to stardom as Pearl White. Cast: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe. Dir: George Marshall. This movie, is a wonderful showcase for Betty Hutton's talent.
Red, Hot And Blue (1949). An actress's career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment. Cast: Betty Hutton, Victor Mature, William Demarest. If you like Betty Hutton, you will enjoy this film. It isn't as key a film in her career as "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Perils of Pauline," or "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek," but it does showcase her wonderful talent.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950).Musical biography of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Cast: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Edward Arnold. Dir: George Sidney. Fun Facts: Judy Garland and Frank Morgan, who appeared together in The Wizard of Oz (1939), were scheduled to reappear together in this film. Garland was fired because of health problems, and Frank Morgan died shortly after filming began. As a result of this, Betty Hutton took over Judy Garland's role as Annie Oakley, and Louis Calhern succeeded Frank Morgan as Buffalo Bill.
Howard Keel broke his leg during filming when a horse fell on it.
thought Betty Hutton was wonderful in this film. She may not have been the singer that Garland was, but she did a excellent job with her performance, as Annie with her amazing personality and humor.