Bert Kalmar (Fred Astaire) always wanted to be a magician, but all it takes is a disastrous opening night to make his dream go poof! So Kalmar moves on...and finds songwriting magic with collaborator Harry Ruby (Red Skelton). The stage-and-screen songsmiths whose many tunes include Groucho Marx's signature Hooray for Captain Spaulding receive a Hollywood hooray in this cheerful screen bio featuring a hit parade of Kalmar and Ruby standards (including the title tune and Who's Sorry Now). Astaire puts on his dancing shoes for duets with Vera-Ellen and a tap solo. And Debbie Reynolds, in an early screen appearance, portrays Boop-Boop-a-Doop sensation Helen Kane. You'll be Boop-Boop-a-Delighted.

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Three Little Words (1950)

Musical/Romance/Comedy

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Bert Kalmar (Fred Astaire) always wanted to be a magician, but all it takes is a disastrous opening night to make his dream go poof! So Kalmar moves on...and finds songwriting magic with collaborator Harry Ruby (Red Skelton). The stage-and-screen songsmiths whose many tunes include Groucho Marx's signature Hooray for Captain Spaulding receive a Hollywood hooray in this cheerful screen bio featuring a hit parade of Kalmar and Ruby standards (including the title tune and Who's Sorry Now). Astaire puts on his dancing shoes for duets with Vera-Ellen and a tap solo. And Debbie Reynolds, in an early screen appearance, portrays Boop-Boop-a-Doop sensation Helen Kane. You'll be Boop-Boop-a-Delighted.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Cast
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Fred Astaire

Bert Kalmar
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Red Skelton

Harry Ruby
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Vera-Ellen

Jessie Brown / Jessie Kalmar
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Arlene Dahl

Eileen Percy Ruby
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Keenan Wynn

Charlie Kope
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Gale Robbins

Terry Lordel
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Gloria DeHaven

Mrs. Carter De Haven
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Phil Regan

Himself
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Harry Shannon

Clanahan, owner of Clanahan's Paradise
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Debbie Reynolds

Helen Kane
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Paul Harvey

Al Masters
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Carleton Carpenter

Dan Healy
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George Metkovich

Al Schacht
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Harry B. Mendoza

The Great Mendoza
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Harry Barris

Pianist at Party (uncredited)
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Douglas Carter

Stagehand (uncredited)
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Jack Chefe

Waiter (uncredited)
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Harry Cody

Prop Man (uncredited)
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James Conaty

Extra (uncredited)
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Bert Davidson

Photographer (uncredited)
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Elzie Emanuel

Kid who tells Harry the Ball score (uncredited)
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Pat Flaherty

Coach (uncredited)
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Sig Frohlich

Messenger (uncredited)
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Alex Gerry

Marty (uncredited)
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Billy Gray

Boy (uncredited)
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Sherry Hall

Pianist in Clanahan's (uncredited)
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Helen Kane

Helen Kane (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Frank Kelleher

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

Audience Extra (uncredited)
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Donald Kerr

Stage Manager in Buffalo (uncredited)
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George Magrill

Piano Mover (uncredited)
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Dwight Martin

Piano Mover (uncredited)
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Mickey Martin

Callboy (uncredited)
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John McKee

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Beverly Michaels

Shipboard Woman (uncredited)
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Fred Millican

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Edward F. Nulty

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Jack Paepke

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Jerry Priddy

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Suzanne Ridgeway

Nightclub Table Extra (uncredited)
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Harry Ruby

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Fred Santley

Juice Vendor (uncredited)
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Syd Saylor

Barker at Clanahan's (uncredited)
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George Sherwood

Director (uncredited)
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Ted Stanhope

Waiter / Theatre Usher (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Nightclub Dance Extra (uncredited)
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Lou Stringer

Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Policeman on Street (uncredited)
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William Tannen

Photographer (uncredited)
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Charles Wagenheim

Johnny the waiter (uncredited)
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Pierre Watkin

Philip Goodman (uncredited)
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John B. Williams

Waiter in Clanahan's (uncredited)
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Pat Williams

Magician's Assistant (uncredited)
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George Woods

Baseball Player (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Thorpe

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Three Little Words

(DVD)

4/25/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Three Little Words

(DVD)

4/25/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Three Little Words

(DVD)

4/25/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Three Little Words

(DVD)

4/25/2006

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