YOU’LL FIND OUT (1940)
Article #310 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 1-19-2002
Posting date: 6-5-2002
A band leader and his musicians agree to perform at a birthday party in an isolated mansion, where they encounter a series of suspicious characters.
Kay Kyser’s band was energetic and spirited, and the musical numbers in this movie are actually some of the high points (and I can’t tell you how rare it is when I make that comment), but his schtick was a matter of taste, and he really wasn’t much of a comic actor (Ish Kabibble was better). Of course, the reason to watch this movie for horror buffs is the presence of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Peter Lorre, each of which is given a memorable introductory scene. They really don’t have a whole lot of screen time, but the seance sequence is actually pretty good for this type of movie, and all three seem to be having fun. By the way, does anybody else out there think that Ish Kabibble looks like a cross between Jim Carrey and Moe Howard?