Playmates Poster

Release Date: 1941

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
John Barrymore (John Barrymore) is a washed-up Shakespearean actor so desperate for work that he agrees to teach his craft to bandleader Kay Kyser (Kay Kyser). This bright idea is part of a PR ploy dreamed up by John's manager, Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), who hopes that all the attention lavished on Kay, a popular radio figure, will rub off on her client. As John struggles with Kay, performances abound, with Carmen del Toro (Lupe Velez) dancing a mean rumba.

Cast: Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Velez, Patsy Kelly, Ginny Simms, May Robson, Peter Lind Hayes, Harry Babbitt

Director: David Butler

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

Keywords: 1940s, Playful, Charming, Quest, Amusing, Transformation, Underdog