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We’re Not Dressing

We're Not Dressing in plot is an unofficial remake of Par's Male and Female (nee James Barrie's The Admirable Crichton). Where it's light and familiar on the story it's heavy on sturdy croonology by Bing Crosby, who makes the footage a vocal delight. There's also no small amount of comedy via the combined efforts of Burns and Allen, Leon Errol and a comedy bear that motivates the action.

With:
Bing Crosby Carole Lombard George Burns Gracie Allen Ethel Merman Leon Errol

We’re Not Dressing in plot is an unofficial remake of Par’s Male and Female (nee James Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton). Where it’s light and familiar on the story it’s heavy on sturdy croonology by Bing Crosby, who makes the footage a vocal delight. There’s also no small amount of comedy via the combined efforts of Burns and Allen, Leon Errol and a comedy bear that motivates the action.

Plot is one of those familiar patterns of the fabulously rich heiress on whose yacht Bing is a gob. His particular chore is to exercise the furry pet of the femme owner. Comes the wreck and strangely enough none of the crew survives but this particular sailor (Crosby), although somehow all the less expert passengers – Carole Lombard, Errol, that clown princeling pair, and Ethel Merman – manage to reach shore safely.

Burns and Allen are introduced as a botanical explorer and his wife who thinks flora and fauna are a vaudeville team. The Crichton stuff naturally fast asserts itself, with the gob alone knowing how to wrest food and comforts from the natural sources, thus making the proud heiress capitulate.

Mack Gordon and Harry Revel do a notably good job of the songs, in that they’re patterned to conform with the plot action.

Lombard is negligible and not impressive opposite Crosby. She is eclipsed in the femme division both by Allen and Merman, latter working with Errol.

We're Not Dressing

Production: Paramount. Director Norman Taurog; Producer Benjamin Glazer; Screenplay Horace Jackson, Francis Martin, George Marion Jr; Camera Charles Lang

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1934. Running time: 80 MIN.

With: Bing Crosby Carole Lombard George Burns Gracie Allen Ethel Merman Leon Errol

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