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Footlight Serenade (1942)

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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Estelle Evans (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
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June
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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)  »

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Baci carezze e pugni  »

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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. Mature which can be seen in Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults, hosted by Joan Collins. See more »

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Bruce McKay: She's closed up more nightclubs than the chief of police!
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Land on Your Feet
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Music by Ralph Rainger (instrumental only)
Danced by Betty Grable and Hermes Pan
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Not good!
14 September 2000 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The over acting of Victor Mature and Phil Silvers really grated on me throughout the film. Even Betty Grable and James Gleason can't save this one. There are a few good song and dance routines but on the whole the film just isn't very good. Too bad.


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