Hello, Frisco, Hello

Lush but formulaic Fox musical, set on the Barbary Coast during the Naughty Nineties and charting the constancy of Faye's broken heart as she quietly rises to fame as a singing star while Payne, brashly acquiring ideas above his station, gets into entrepreneurial messes and tags after a Nob Hill heiress. Notable mainly for the vivid Technicolor and Faye's rendition of the Oscar-winning song 'You'll Never Know' (although it's repeated once too often as she waits for Payne to get the message).

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: H Bruce Humberstone
Screenwriter: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macauley
Cast: Alice Faye
John Payne
Jack Oakie
Lynn Bari
June Havoc
Laird Cregar
Ward Bond