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Moon Over Miami (1941)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  4 July 1941 (USA)
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Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Phil O'Neil (Credits) / Phil 'Mac' McNeil (in Film)
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Kathryn 'Kay' Latimer, also called Miss Adams
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Barbara Latimer, aka Miss Sears
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Jack O'Hara
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Aunt Susan 'Sue' Latimer
Cobina Wright ...
Connie Fentress (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
Lynne Roberts ...
Jennie May
Robert Conway ...
Mr. Lester
George Lessey ...
William 'Willie' Boulton
Jack Cole & Co. ...
Specialty Act
Robert Greig ...
Brearley, Boulton's Butler
Minor Watson ...
Mr. Jim Reynolds
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Mr. Pretto, the Hotel Manager
George Humbert ...
Texas Tommy Cafe Proprietor
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Storyline

Kay, Barbara and Susan Latimer come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, then abandon the Texas greasy-spoon where they work to hunt in Miami for rich husbands, said to be plentiful there. Barbara and Susan posing as the secretary and maid of "wealthy" Kay, they check into a posh hotel, and soon Kay is in the delightful predicament of being pursued by two handsome, wealthy bachelors at once. But Musical Comedy Complications arise... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ONE WEEK TO CATCH AND MARRY A MILLIONAIRE! (orginal print ad-all caps) See more »


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4 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allotria in Florida  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In late March 1941, Laird Cregar was replaced by George Lessey in the role of "William Bolton" due to Cregar's illness. See more »

Goofs

When Susan hands Jack a jar of her famous guacamole sauce, the contents of jar are bright red - not green, as an avocado-based sauce would actually be. See more »

Quotes

Phil O'Neil: Let's see, what do we want? We want you, the juice of the grape and a good hot dance band.
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Is That Good?
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Bouncy, Joyous Delight!
13 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM is always the studio that film historians gush about for turning out great musicals. Unfairly snubbed is 20th Century Fox that used the richest, most brilliant color composition in the rainbow for its unforgettable string of Technicolor sundae delights starring Bette Grable. "Moon Over Miami" begins with the bouncy, adorable Texas Tommy Hamburger Drive-in sequence where Grable and Carole Landis show off their figures and talents. Quickly, the action shifts to a long gone Miami of l940 where people actually dressed up in stunning gowns and frocks by Travis Banton. Grable is unusually great looking in her gray ensemble trimmed in fur and she and Landis and Charlotte Greenwood prance around to "Oh, Me, Oh Mi-Ami!" Other fantastic numbers follow, showcasing Grable at her verviest--like her tap dance routine to "You Started Something," then onto "I've Got You All to Myself" and maybe the best, "Conga to a Nursery Rhyme." Banton's costumes, shimmering photography by Leroy Shamroy, electrifying charisma of Grable and the very hunky Don Ameche (who surprises with an outstanding singing vocie), all help make "Moon Over Miami" a sheer delight. Also, dig the decor of the fancy hotel suites, night clubs, the mansions.


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