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Footlight Serenade (1942)

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A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner.

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William J. 'Bill' Smith
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Pat Lambert
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Tommy Lundy
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Flo La Verne
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Bruce McKay
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Cobina Wright ...
Estelle Evans (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
June Lang ...
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Frank Orth ...
Mike the stage doorman
Mantan Moreland ...
Amos. Tommy's Dresser (as Manton Moreland)
Irving Bacon ...
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Charles Tannen ...
Charlie, Stage manager
George Dobbs ...
Frank, Dance director
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Storyline

Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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1 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baci carezze e pugni  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Surprisingly, given her ascending popularity with moviegoers at the time, Betty Grable was billed second to John Payne in this movie. However, poster art for the picture emphasized Betty in full figure. Later that year, Miss Grable would receive top billing over Mr. Payne in their next musical, Springtime in the Rockies (1942). See more »

Quotes

Bruce McKay: She's closed up more nightclubs than the chief of police!
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Except with You
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Cobina Wright
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Betty In Black and White
7 January 2003 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

This is a pleasant musical vehicle for Betty Grable, made early in the war, and photographed in stunning black and white by Lee Garmes. Victor Mature and John Payne literally fight over Betty in this one, while Phil Silvers is the comedy relief, and Jimmy Gleason adds some spice. Footlight Serenade is fairly small scale for a Grable pic, which makes it interesting. Most (if not all) of her subsequent films were done in color. Black and white adds just a touch of menace to the film, and Mature and Payne seem to not really like each other, which gives the movie a slight edginess that works in its favor (if you like edge). Grable's later pictures are much more bland. She didn't need all that Technicolor, as she proves here.


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