Waikiki Wedding

Waikiki Wedding

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Waikiki Wedding is a 1937 musical film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Bing Crosby. Bing plays the part of Tony Marvin, a PR man charged with extolling the virtues of Hawaii. The female lead is Shirley Ross.

Martha Raye, along with Bob Burns, are the "comic relief". The female lead, played by Shirley Ross is a local beauty queen who makes unhelpful comments about the islands. The film was made by Paramount Pictures as a rival to the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films then being made by RKO Radio. The songs included Sweet is the Word for You, In a Little Hula Heaven, Blue Hawaii, Okolehao and Nani Ona Pua. Amongst the supporting cast was a young Anthony Quinn.

The film is best remembered for the song Sweet Leilani with words and music by Harry Owens, which won the Oscar for Best Song in 1937.

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