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1 August 1942 (USA) See more »
A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Payne ... William J. 'Bill' Smith

Betty Grable ... Pat Lambert

Victor Mature ... Tommy Lundy

Jane Wyman ... Flo La Verne

James Gleason ... Bruce McKay

Phil Silvers ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Allen ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Loretta Barnett ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Harry Barris ... Composer (uncredited)
Eleanor Bayley ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Teddy Blue ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited)
Esther Brodelet ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edgar Caldwell ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Clark ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Referee (uncredited)

Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Movie Theatre Usher (uncredited)
James Craven ... Park Towers Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Midgie Dare ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Davis ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Jane Eberling ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jeanne Francis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frances Gladwin ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Kay Gordon ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Janet Graves ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Harris ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Wilma Holly ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
George Holmes ... Bill, Cowboy in Movie (uncredited)
Marjorie Jackson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lynne Kelly ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Donna La Barr ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Tommy's Handler, Kid Corcoran Fight (uncredited)
Billie Lane ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Tommy's Cornerman in Fight Number (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Boxing Commissioner (uncredited)
Trudy Marshall ... Secretary (uncredited)
Dona Massin ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Carole Mathews ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Margie McKay ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Pug (uncredited)
Bud Mercer ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jim Mercer ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Nightclub Dance Extra / Audience Extra (uncredited)
Peggy Lou Neary ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
William Newell ... Writer (uncredited)
James Notaro ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Hermes Pan ... Assistant Dance Director (uncredited)
Patsy Perrin ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Bill's Cornerman in Fight Number (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Lillian Porter ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sheila Rae ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marjorie Raymond ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Beth Renner ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Riley ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... Kid Corcoran (uncredited)
Lillian Ross ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Sheila Ryan ... Ann, Cowgirl in Movie (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Bill's Cornerman in Fight Number (uncredited)
Linda Scott ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Stagehand with Boxing Gloves (uncredited)

Mary Stewart ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marcia Sweet ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sue Taylor ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dan Tobey ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Doris Toddings ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Frankie Van ... Referee (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Reporter (uncredited)
Nondas Wayne ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sethma Williams ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Don Wilson ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Usher (uncredited)
Lillian Yarbo ... Estelle's Maid (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregory Ratoff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Earl  story
Robert Ellis 
Fidel LaBarba  story
Helen Logan 
Lynn Starling 

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Henderson (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Albert Hogsett 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... musical director
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hermes Pan .... dance director
Angela Blue .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Twentieth Century-Fox had wanted to borrow Lucille Ball from RKO, but Miss Ball had no interest in playing the secondary part of Flo La Verne.See more »
Tommy Lundy:Will you come into my dressing room? Said the spider to the fly.
Pat Lambert:Oh, thank you, Mr. Spider, but I'm very, very shy.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Delightful backstage musical, 5 January 2001
Author: cocoanut_grove ( from The Cocoanut Grove, natch

Highly entertaining 20th Century Fox musical stars Betty Grable as an aspiring actress, Victor Mature as a heartthrob boxer and John Payne as co-stars in a new Broadway show. Good tunes by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger, nifty dancing from the stars and an enjoyable story combine to make Footlight Serenade a sprightly and underrated musical, filmed in glorious black and white. 10/10!!!

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