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Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

 -  Musical  -  6 November 1942 (USA)
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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 ... 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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6 November 1942 (USA)  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute CBS Radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1944 with Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda reprising their film roles, plus Dick Powell stepping into John Payne's part. According to Grable biographer Tom McGee in his 1995 book, "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs," Betty had been disappointed in not getting to sing on screen the classic wartime love song, "I Had the Craziest Dream" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon), the tune being assigned to the Harry James vocalist Helen Forrest. In the radio adaptation, Betty and Dick shared the ditty twice -- first a complete rendition and then a partial reprise at the end. See more »

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Not altogether typical
11 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Among the Fox musicals of the early 40s, there isn't much to distinguish one from the others. The leading lady will be Alice Faye or Betty Grable, the leading man will be Don Ameche or John Payne, the setting will be a scenic paradise, the story slight, and the success of the picture will depend on the supporting players and/or specialty acts.

In this case there are some very welcome highlights that elevate the picture above most of the others. Caesar Romero reveals himself to be a first-rate ballroom dancer: lithe, graceful, totally appealing. He brings out the best in Betty Grable in their nightclub routine - she who so often had done the simplest steps in production numbers while the chorus did the real dancing around her. She is put to the test this time, and acquits herself very well.

Then there is Edward Everett Horton, at last able to play a character with aspirations, motivation, a background that matters - instead of the less-than-one dimensional nervous, dithering purveyor of the double-take. Arguably, this is his best performance.

And finally we have Carmen Miranda at the top of her form (Was she ever not?). Good songs, terrific gestures and facial expressions, flashing eyes, dazzling smile - even a part that has an effect on the story (such as it is).

There were no better musicals at this time than those being produced by Fox. MGM was just getting its A-team together, and within a year or two would render the Fox musicals decidedly less impressive than they had seemed. But Leo the Lion had Kelly, Astaire, Garland, Grayson working for him; Fox had to do with less.


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