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Lady Be Good (1941)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  10 November 1941 (UK)
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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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Cast

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John Carroll ...
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Tom Conway ...
Mr. Blanton - Dixie's Lawyer
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Bill 'Billy' Pattison (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
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Rose Hobart ...
Mrs. Carter Wardley
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The Berry Brothers ...
Specialty Number
James Berry ...
A Berry Brother, Specialty Performer
Warren Berry ...
A Berry Brother, Specialty Performer
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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)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | 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

The original musical opened in New York on 1 December 1924, but this movie has a completely new story line and used only two of its songs. 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 MGM Parade: Episode #1.8 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Time I Saw Paris
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Ann Sothern
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Fascinating Rhythm
11 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Pleasant musical comedy about a songwriting couple (Ann Sothern, Robert Young) who get a divorce because success goes to his head. But they're still in love so their friends conspire to get them back together. Lovely songs, including "The Last Time I Saw Paris." Ann Sothern, adorable as always, does her own singing here and she actually has a nice voice. Great cast includes (in addition to Sothern and Young) Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Reginald Owen, Lionel Barrymore, and Virginia O'Brien. Powell's dance number with her dog and "Fascinating Rhythm" finale are classics. Perhaps a little longer than it needed to be for such a simple story but it doesn't drag. It's good fun.


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