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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Fanny Brice in top form makes this Palooka film engaging and fun. I can see why Barbara Streisand loved Brice so much. Brice can do it all.
This was the originl "FUNNY GIRL" in all it's glory!
Super corny oldie. Why cannot they make 'em like this any longer. I have TV? It's off!
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!