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Half Naked Truth DVD


Flim-flamming carny barker Jimmy Bates (Lee Tracy) vows to turn a hooch dancer into a Broadway sensation. Since the hooch dancer is played by incendiary Lupe Velez, the screen’s Mexican Spitfire, it’s a good bet she’s going to see her name in lights! To start, Jimmy passes off his protege as a Turkish princess and goes straight to the Imperial Suite at a posh Manhattan hotel. Now all he needs to generate a blitz of ballyhoo is a lion and 30 pounds of raw meat ordered from room service — and in a New York minute, the hooch dancer is a headliner. Gregory La Cava’s (My Man Godfrey) direction and razor-sharp comic support from Frank Morgan, Eugene Pallette and Franklin Pangborn add even more sparkle to this effervescent Depression-era spirit-lifter. The Half Naked Truth delivers “delightful comedy plenty of laughs, and wonderful performance by Morgan as neurotic Ziegfeld-ish producer” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide).



  • Year: 1932
  • Running Time: 77
  • Color Type: B&W
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Country: U.S.
  • Language: English
  • Label: Columbia

Director: Gregory La Cava

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