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You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 September 1941 (USA)
After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in ... See full summary »

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Robert Benchley ...
Martin Cortland
John Hubbard ...
Tom Barton
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Sonya
Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Cortland
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Kewpie Blain (as Guinn Williams)
Donald MacBride ...
Top Sergeant
Cliff Nazarro ...
Swivel Tongue
Marjorie Gateson ...
Aunt Louise
Ann Shoemaker ...
Mrs. Barton
Boyd Davis ...
Colonel Shiller
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After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles- or does it? Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Exciting loveliness and rhythm in a star-spangled army musical!


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25 September 1941 (USA)  »

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He's My Uncle  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The following actors and actresses were in studio records but were not seen in the film: Mary Currier (Costune Designer), Paul Irving (Gen. Trafscott), Stanley Brown (Draftee) and J. Anthony Hughes (Prisoner). See more »

Goofs

As Fred Astaire and Robert Benchley are discussing the upcoming show they pass several soldiers who are working with shovels. Though the soldiers are supposed to be breaking up clods and smoothing the dirt the shovels never come within six inches of the ground. See more »

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Martin Cortland: Do anything so long as you make my wife believe I was telling the truth when I was lying to her!
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The opening credits are presented as a series of roadside advertising signs observed by one of the characters. See more »

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So Near and Yet So Far
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Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Fred Astaire
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Hayworth-Astaire are a perfect match.
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to differ with the viewer who feels that though Rita Hayworth was a marvelous dancer she did not measure up to Ginger Rogers as the partner of Fred Astaire. Rita's dancing was so graceful that she was the perfect match for the stupendous Astaire. Her beauty in this movie is a thing to behold. Now after all these years we can only wish that they included a bunch of other dances instead of all the silliness. How can it be that such a lovely as Rita would have such a difficult life? I wonder if the talented Hayworth ever realized that it would be her early dancing that would really be her lasting legacy and if she did would she have given us more to appreciate for the years. Watching her dance as a young woman is a joy that will be repeated for generations.


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