Comic chanteuse Fannie Brice stars as a nightclub singer in love with a thick-witted boxer (Robert Armstrong) in this delightful musical from the dawn of the talkies. Highlighted by five musical numbers co-written by Billy Rose (including "When a Woman Loves a Man"), BE YOURSELF showcases the unique blend of sophisticated grace, broad comedy and Yiddish pluck that made Brice a superstar of stage, screen and radio.
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I had never seen a feature length Fanny Brice film. I thoroughly enjoyed "Be Yourself" and it was fun to see Barbra Streisand's inspiration for "Funny Girl".
Love Fanny...she has so much talent, singer, comedienne, and a very good actress!...She had a bit of subtlety that most early talkies actors didn't have. Bravo Fanny...I wish she had chosen to do more movies....ahhh well...The guy who played her brother was a kick too...wonderful funny/touching movie.
Great to enjoy the real Fanny Brice! "Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love" is a song that sticks in the memory- one of my favorites!