Playmates (1941 film)

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Playmates (1941 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Butler
Fred Fleck (assistant)
Produced by David Butler
Screenplay by James V. Kern
Story by James V. Kern
M.M. Musselman
Starring Kay Kyser
John Barrymore
Lupe Vélez
Ginny Simms
May Robson
Patsy Kelly
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Frank Redman
Edited by Irene Morra
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 26, 1941 (1941-12-26)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Playmates is a 1941 American comedy film directed by David Butler and written by James V. Kern. The film stars Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Vélez, Ginny Simms, May Robson and Patsy Kelly. The film was released on December 26, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures.[1][2]


Lulu Monahan, played by Patsy Kelly, is a press agent for John Barrymore, who plays himself. Lulu tries to get a sponsor for his radio program. Lulu and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser, playing himself, make up a story that the great Shakespearean actor will teach Kyser how to play Shakespeare.[3]



  1. ^ "Playmates (1941) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  2. ^ T.M.P. (1941-12-26). "Movie Review - Playmates - At Loew's State". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  3. ^ Hal Erickson (1941-12-26). "Playmates (1941) - David Butler | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

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