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Director:
Writers:
Michael Fessier (original screenplay) &
Ernest Pagano (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 September 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Exciting loveliness and rhythm in a star-spangled army musical!
Plot:
After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Andrew Embiricos: Rita Hayworth Grandson Dies of Apparent Suicide
 (From Alt Film Guide. 6 December 2011, 7:14 PM, PST)

Five Insanely Romantic Fred Astaire Dances
 (From IFC. 14 February 2011, 12:44 PM, PST)

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Hayworth seems a bit too "grand" for Astaire's self-effacing style... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred Astaire ... Robert Curtis

Rita Hayworth ... Sheila Winthrop
Robert Benchley ... Martin Cortland
John Hubbard ... Capt. Tom Barton

Osa Massen ... Sonya
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Julia Cortland
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Kewpie Blain (as Guinn Williams)
Donald MacBride ... Top Sergeant
Cliff Nazarro ... Swivel Tongue 'Swiv'
Marjorie Gateson ... Aunt Louise
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Barton
Boyd Davis ... Col. Shiller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Ash ... Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited)
Bonnie Bronson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lucius Brooks ... Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
Stanley Brown ... Private (uncredited)
Leon Buck ... Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
Harry Burns ... Foreigner at Information Counter (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Soldier (uncredited)
Eddie Coke ... Army Chauffeur (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Soldier (uncredited)
Buddy Collette ... Clarinetist - One of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Soldier Trying to Sleep (uncredited)
Joe Comfort ... Guard House Jug Player (uncredited)
Virginia Davis ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Railroad Information Clerk (uncredited)
Dona Dax ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Photographer at Crystal Room (uncredited)
Frank Ferguson ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
The Four Tones ... Guard House Singers (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Capt. Nolan (uncredited)
Alfred Grant ... Guitarist - One of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
Chico Hamilton ... Drummer - one of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
Ira Hardin ... Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Joe, Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Rudolph Hunter ... Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
Gwen Kenyon ... Singer (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Red Mack ... Trumpeter - on of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
Beth Marlowe ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Patti McCarty ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Edward McWade ... Doctor at Induction Center (uncredited)
James Millican ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Soldier Messenger (uncredited)
Peggy Lou Neary ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sunnie O'Dea ... Marge (uncredited)
Jack O'Malley ... Sentry (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Robert's Guard (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ... Capt. Williams (uncredited)
John Porter ... Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
Forrest Prince ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... 5th Avenue Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Passerby on Street (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ... Cop ticketing Curtis (uncredited)
Kay St. Germain Wells ... Woman (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Sarge, Col. Shiller's Orderly (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Robert's Guard (uncredited)
Martha Tilton ... Singer in 'Wedding Cake Walk' Number (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Kewpie's Mother (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Jenkins, Martin's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Dorothy Ward ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Frank Wayne ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Larry Williams ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lanfield 
 
Writing credits
Michael Fessier (original screenplay) &
Ernest Pagano (original screenplay)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Philip Tannura (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Otto Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
 
Costume Design by
Irene (uncredited)
Robert Kalloch (gowns) (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Anderson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... chief sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Howell .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... music recordist (as P.J. Faulkner)
Paul Mertz .... assistant musical director
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Leo Arnaud .... music arranger (uncredited)
Charles Bradshaw .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Carmen Dragon .... music arranger (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Alton .... dances stager
Jack Voglin .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Martin Cortland:Do anything so long as you make my wife believe I was telling the truth when I was lying to her!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Booky Makes Her Mark (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shootin' the Works for Uncle SamSee more »

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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Hayworth seems a bit too "grand" for Astaire's self-effacing style..., 27 March 2005

Released shortly before America's entry into the war, Columbia's "You'll Never Get Rich" is one of Fred Astaire's better films during the relatively dry period that extended from his last RKO film with Ginger Rogers to his first films at MGM…

Since leaving RKO and Ginger Rogers, Astaire had danced with Eleanor Powell in "Broadway Melody of 1940" and with Paulette Goddard in "Second Chorus."

In "You'll Never Get Rich," he had a new partner in Rita Hayworth: a lushly beautiful redheaded actress who was being prepared for stardom in mostly low-budget films… She was a talented dancer who had worked with her family for many years in a vaudeville act called the Dancing Casinos…

"You'll Never Get Rich" cast Astaire as Robert Curtis, a Broadway dance director who is drafted into the army… He becomes involved in an on-again, off-again romance with Sheila Winthrop (Hayworth), a beautiful chorus girl whose fiancé is a captain in the army… The not-very-interesting plot is often interrupted for musical interludes… Astaire and Hayworth dance together twice—to the sensuous Latin beat of "So Near and Yet So Far," and in "The Wedding Cake Walk," a military finale which has a chorus of war brides and soldiers, plus the two stars, dancing atop a huge tank…

Astaire and Hayworth make an attractive dance team, although Hayworth seems a bit too formidable, too "grand" for Astaire's self-effacing style…. Astaire also has several numbers without Hayworth: most notably, a dance in a guardhouse to the song "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye," in which he combines several kinds of dazzling footwork…

"You'll Never Get Rich" is lightweight but amiable entertainment, and it kept Astaire dancing…

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