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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

This film's initial television broadcast in Los Angeles took place Thursday 19 December 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 11 May 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 9 September 1959 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally by New York City 1 November 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Lady Be Good!
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Ann Sothern, Robert Young
Also sung by chorus, Red Skelton, John Carroll
Danced by The Berry Brothers
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The Berry Brothers are an AMAZING talent
25 August 2006 | by (Florida United States) – See all my reviews

I have to give this film an eight simply because The Berry Brothers appeared in it (I love them - what incredible talent) which was pretty unusual for a 1940's "white" film, AND also because of the incredible, breathtaking, amazingly choreographed and executed dance sequences at the end of the film.

The film also has sublime bits throughout, such as the tap dances that includes Eleanor Powell tap-dancing with "Blackie," a captivating black and white terrier-mix dog, "Miss Deadpan" (Virginia O'Brien) who delivers her own style of comedic twists to the songs she sings in the film and, of course, Robert Young and Ann Sothern contribute their own charm to enrich the film.

TIVO the film and fast-forward to the song and dance numbers - they are worth the wait!


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