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Lady Be Good (1941)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 10 November 1941 (UK)
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy.

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Storyline

Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Taglines:

THE TAP-HAPPIEST, SWING-SINGIEST, MELODIC MIRACLE SINCE "ZIEGFELD GIRL"! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

10 November 1941 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Divorce en musique  »

Box Office

Budget:

$863,460 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A second camera filmed Eleanor Powell's epic piano dance to the tune of Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm". This behind-the-scenes footage, which showed the off-camera work needed for this routine to work, is included in the documentary That's Entertainment! III (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Marilyn is tap dancing with the dog, she does a few cartwheels. While she is on her hands, the tapping dancing sound continues. See more »


Soundtracks

You'll Never Know
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung and danced by The Berry Brothers
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A Lot of Fun and Great Musical Numbers
12 October 2004 | by (Redlands, California) – See all my reviews

Everyone in this movie is terrific, and the story is one of the better ones among musicals of the period. The songs and dances are great, too, with two of the high points being beautiful Ann Sothern's "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and Eleanor Powell's dancing finale. But most amazing of all is Powell's duet with her dog. This number should be rated along with Fred Astaire's dance on the ceiling in "Royal Wedding" and Donald O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh" as one of the best of all time. If you're looking for social commentary, turn on NPR. If you want something deep, find a stable and pick up a shovel. This movie was meant to be fun and entertaining, and it succeeds perfectly on both counts.


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