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Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

Approved | | Musical | 6 November 1942 (USA)
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »

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Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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In Helen Forrest's 1982 autobiography, "I Had the Craziest Dream" (co-written with Bill Liddy), the vocalist with Harry James and His Orchestra recalled being baffled as to why costume designer Earl Luick would dress her in Native American garb for her walking-while-singing entrance midway through the smash ballad, "I Had the Craziest Dream" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon). See more »

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In the scene where Dan and Vicky are discussing his secretary (Miss Murphy), Dan is standing with his arms crossed in front. His left hand is over his right arm. When the scene changes view, his left hand is under his right. See more »

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Pan American Jubilee
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Portuguese lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira
Performed by Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Harry James and His Orchestra and chorus
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5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Springtime in the Rockies" is another delightful 20th Century Fox musical, this time starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton, Cesar Romero, and Harry James. All of them are wonderful, but Grable really sparkled in this as Vicky Lane, a Broadway actress whose heart is broken by Dan (John Payne). She quits the show they're doing and teams up for a song and dance act with handsome Victor Prince (Romero). The show's producer (Jackie Gleason) is in need of backing for his next show, finds Dan in a bar, and insists that he get Vicky back to New York. She's currently performing at Lake Louise. Payne is drunk out of his mind, so the bartender (Horton) escorts him to the Canadian resort.

Grable looks fantastic and dances with Romero beautifully. Romero was tall, handsome, a beautiful dancer, and could do drama (Captain from Castile) as well as comedy (Julia Misbehaves). He enjoyed a wonderful career but had he not been Cuban, his film work would probably not been limited to supporting roles. Payne is handsome and delightful, and Carmen Miranda as Rosita Murphy is very funny.

The scenery is gorgeous, the music upbeat with lots of great trumpet-playing by Harry James, and the actors marvelous. "Springtime in the Rockies" is a real treat.


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