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You Were Never Lovelier ()


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In Buenos Aires, a man who has decreed that his daughters must marry in order of age allows an American dancer to perform at his club under the condition that he play suitor to his... See more »

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Robert Davis
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Maria Acuña
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Eduardo Acuña
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Maria Castro
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Cecy Acuña
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Lita Acuña
Gus Schilling ...
Fernando
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Delfina Acuña
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Juan Castro
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Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Julia's Groom (uncredited)
Larry Arnold ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Roddy - Cecy's Boyfriend (uncredited)
George Bunny ...
Flower Man (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Julia Acuña - the Bride (uncredited)
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Xavier Cugat (uncredited)
Mary Field ...
Louise - the Acuña Maid (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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One of Maria's Suitors (uncredited)
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Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Grandmother Acuña (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ...
Wedding Guest Getting Drink from Eduardo (uncredited)
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One of Maria's Suitors (uncredited)
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Tony - Lita's Boyfriend (uncredited)
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Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Band Singer (uncredited)
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Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Miguelito Valdés ...
Band Singer (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ...
Horse Race Spectator (uncredited)
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Hotel Acuña Bellboy (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Seiter

Written by (WGA)

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Michael Fessier ... (screenplay) &
Ernest Pagano ... (screenplay) and
Delmer Daves ... (screenplay)
 
Carlos A. Olivari ... (story) (as Carlos Olivari) &
Sixto Pondal Ríos ... (story) (as Sixto Póndal Ríos)

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Louis F. Edelman ... producer

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Leigh Harline ... (uncredited)

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Ted Tetzlaff ... director of photography

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William A. Lyon ... (as William Lyon)

Art Direction by

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Lionel Banks

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Irene ... (gowns)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Norman Deming ... assistant director

Art Department

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Rudolph Sternad ... associate art director
Frank Tuttle ... interior decorator

Sound Department

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Malcolm Beelby ... recording supervisor (uncredited)

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Milton Bridenbecker ... camera operator (uncredited)
Irving Lippman ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Philip Faulkner Jr. ... music recordist (as P.J. Faulkner)
Leigh Harline ... musical director
Paul Mertz ... assistant musical director
Lyle 'Spud' Murphy ... music arranger: "The Shorty George"
Conrad Salinger ... music arranger
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gil Grau ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leigh Harline ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Victor Hedgren ... vocal arranger (uncredited)
Lyle 'Spud' Murphy ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Pallos ... music arranger (uncredited)
Edward H. Plumb ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Val Raset ... dance director
Fred Astaire ... choreographer (uncredited)
Nicanor Molinare ... choreographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order, oldest first. When sister #1 gets married, sisters #3 and #4 put pressure on Maria, sister #2, because they have their husbands picked out already. But Maria hasn't yet met a man she likes. Eduardo Acuna, believing that men aren't romantic enough these days, sends his daughter flowers and anonymous love letters, creating a "mystery man" for her to fall in love with. He intends to pick out an appropriate beau for her later, to fill the role. But Robert Davis, an American dancer looking for work, stumbles into the picture. Maria falls for him, but the father does not approve. Written by John Oswalt

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Taglines Hayworth's glowing beauty! Astaire's glorious rhythm! Kern's greatest score since "Show Boat"! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tuesday's Orchids (United States)
  • O toi ma charmante! (France)
  • Du warst nie berückender (Germany)
  • Bailando nace el amor (Spain)
  • Nunca estuviste tan hermosa (Argentina)
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  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Free space at the studio was limited during production so Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth rehearsed most of their routines in a nearby funeral parlor next to a cemetery. They had to stop rehearsing to the upbeat music whenever a funeral procession arrived. See more »
Goofs When Maria and Mrs. Castro meet Robert in the sky room, Maria holds her overcoat lapels with both hands. Between shots she appears with both her arms hanging. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rocket Gibraltar (1988). See more »
Soundtracks You Were Never Lovelier See more »
Quotes Mrs. Delfina Acuña: I wish you wouldn't speak while I'm interrupting.
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