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You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  25 September 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Robert Benchley ...
Martin Cortland
John Hubbard ...
Tom Barton
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Sonya
Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Cortland
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
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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He's My Uncle  »

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A vocal performance of "Dream Dancing" by Gwen Kenyon was cut from the film. See more »

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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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Shootin' the Works for Uncle Sam
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Written by Cole Porter
Sung and danced by Fred Astaire and chorus at the train station
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If They Only Had Fred & Rita Dance And Forgot The Story This Would Have Been Great
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first third of this hour-and-a-half movie. However, when Fred Astaire joins the army, the movie switches from dancing to humor, and the humor is not much. His consists mainly of a fellow soldier who is an expert in double talk. He's pretty good but his act wears thin quickly. So, too, does the storyline: lying, lying, and more lying. That's followed by cover-ups, false accusations, people falling in and out of love at the drop of a hat, etc. - you know, typical stupid fare of the day for these kind of films.

Since they were not allowed to pollute the films with profanity and pornography, filmmakers still could promote everything wrong by trivializing adultery, lying, smoking, drinking, cheating and other evils. This movie, like a lot of comedies of the day, gives numerous examples of that. Too bad, because it looked like it was going to be a great film, at least in the dancing of Astaire and Hayworth in the beginning. Those two were great to watch. Hayworth, known more for her glamor, was actually a great dancer and reportedly Astaire's favorite partner. No arguments there! Rita looks fantastic and Astaire's stepping is always perfection.

Unfortunately, in Fred's films they had to have a story go along with his dancing. I only give it five points to see Rita.


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