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September 9, 2014

1945 – Out of This World

Bing Crosby

Out of This World (1945, Paramount)

As the singing voice for star Eddie Bracken, “a Crosby-like crooner.”

Cast: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Diana Lynn.

Director: Hal Walker

Producer: Sam Coslow

Screenwriter: Walter De Leon & Arthur Phillips

Summary: Bracken portrays a shy Western Union messenger who accidently becomes a pop crooner with a very familiar-sounding voice. Bing never appears and is credited as “Eddie Bracken’s songs are sung by a great friend of his and yours.” Bracken also turns to the camera in the final scene and says, “Thanks, Bing!”

Featured Songs:

  • “Out Of This World”
  • “June Comes Around Every Year”
  • “I’d Rather Be Me”