The Heat's On

The Heat's On

Mae West
Director: Gregory Ratoff Cast: Mae West
Mae West
, Victor Moore
Victor Moore
, Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
Gregory Ratoff


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After an absence of three years, Mae West returned to the screen in the musical comedy The Heat's On. La West is cast as Fay Lawrence, a famous Broadway actress who is loved intensely by her producer Tony Ferris (William Gaxton). Rival producer Forrest Stanton (Alan Dinehart) steals Fay away from Ferris by convincing her that she's been blacklisted from Broadway by blue-nosed moralist Hannah Bainbridge (Almira Sessions). Meanwhile, Hannah's puckish brother Hubert (Victor Moore) syphons money from his sister's "clean up show business" committee to produce a musical show for his actress niece Janey (Mary Roche). Somehow, all these characters converge for a spectacular closing production number spotlighting the formidable Fay. Part of the reason for the failure of The Heat's On is the fact that Mae West didn't write her own dialogue, as was usually her custom. The film performed so poorly that it would be 27 years before West would again appear on the Big Screen.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2012
UPC: 0043396408623
Original Release: 1943
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 27,890

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mae West Fay Lawrence
Victor Moore Hubert Bainbridge
Lloyd Bridges Andy Walker
William Gaxton Tony Ferris
Mary Roche Janey Bainbridge
Hazel Scott Herself
Lester Allen Mouse Beller
Almira Sessions Hannah Bainbridge
Alan Dinehart Forrest Stanton
Sam Ash Frank
Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat
Lina Romay Lina
Leon Belasco Actor
Edward Earle Actor
Roy Engel Actor
Harry Harvey Actor
David Lichine Actor
Jack Owens Actor
Harry Shannon Actor
Leonard Sues Actor
Joan Thorsen Actor
Harry Tyler Actor

Technical Credits
Gregory Ratoff Director,Producer
Yasha Banchuk Musical Direction/Supervision
Lionel Banks Art Director
Lou Breslow Original Story
Fitzroy Davis Screenwriter
Walter Holscher Art Director
Boris Ingster Original Story
Joseph Kish Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
John Leipold Score Composer
David Lichine Choreography
Otto Meyer Editor
Franz Planer Cinematographer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Nicolai Remisoff Production Designer
George Saint George Screenwriter
Fred Schiller Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Heat's On
1. Chapter 1 [10:05]
2. Chapter 2 [10:43]
3. Chapter 3 [10:40]
4. Chapter 4 [7:51]
5. Chapter 5 [11:09]
6. Chapter 6 [10:08]
7. Chapter 7 [12:08]
8. Chapter 8 [6:07]

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