MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,233 this week

Footlight Serenade (1942)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 131 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 5 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), , 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2780 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 10 Jun 2013
 
a list of 55 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Footlight Serenade (1942)

Footlight Serenade (1942) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Footlight Serenade.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe, where he is taken in and taught manners by the lovely Loana. Forced to leave the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach
Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr.
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne
Coney Island (1943)
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis
Certificate: Passed Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A circus performer becomes a ballerina and then begins her life of a career versus marriage and a home-life. She marries her first husband, her mentor and instructor, primarily out of ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt, Dean Jagger
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Betty Grable and Dan Dailey are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger
Betrayed (1954)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion.

Directors: Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray
Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

2 girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings
Action | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

broadway show | boxer | See All (2) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baci carezze e pugni  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Unused in the release print, footage of Betty Grable and chorus girls performing "I'll Be Marching to a Love Song" (music by Ralph Rainger, lyrics by Leo Robin) would wind up in the all-star short subject, Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945). In the 1942 feature, a brief bit of this number, serving as the coda, was done by Miss Grable, John Payne, Victor Mature and chorus. Another deletion was a slapstick dance routine by Miss Grable and Mr. Payne. See more »

Quotes

Bruce McKay: She's closed up more nightclubs than the chief of police!
See more »

Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I Heard the Birdies Sing
(uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung and danced by Betty Grable and chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Footlight Serenade (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?