Moonlight in Hawaii
|Moonlight in Hawaii|
|Directed by||Charles Lamont|
|Written by||Eve Greene (story), Morton Grant (screenplay)|
|November 21, 1941|
Maria Montez has a small role, with her hair dyed blonde.
Deciding to quit his singing act and become a tourist guide, Pete Fleming escorts wealthy Mrs. Floto and her three nieces to Hawaii for a vacation. Behind his back, Pete's three bandmates stowaway and tag along.
At a resort, bandleader Clipper Conovan can't hire the musicians, but hotel guest Toby Spencer, taking a shine to Pete, introduces him to her father Walter, who runs a pineapple plantation. Walter is involved in a business dispute with his partner, Lawton, and both men vie for Mrs. Floto's attentions as well.
Toby falls for Pete, who discovers she can sing and wants her to be a part of the band's new act. But one of Mrs. Floto's nieces also wants to sing, and exotic entertainer Ilani catches everyone's eye, too. Toby and Pete ultimately form a partnership, professionally and romantically, while Mrs. Floto, unable to decide between the two pineapple growers, surprises both by deciding to marry Clipper the bandleader.
- Johnny Downs ... Pete
- Jane Frazee ... Toby
- Leon Errol ... Spencer
- Mischa Auer ... Clipper
- Charles Coleman ... Butler
- Sunnie O'Dea ... Gloria
- Marjorie Gateson ... Aunt Effie Floto
- Richard Carle ... Lawton
- Maria Montez ... Ilani
- Janet Warren ... Doris (as Elaine Morey)
- Judd McMichael ... Ollie Barrett
- Ted McMichael... Red Simpson
- Joe McMichael ... Beans Smith
- Mary Lou Cook ... Mary Lou
- Moonlight in Hawaii at Maria Montez