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Coney Island (1943)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy | 18 June 1943 (USA)
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Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

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Eddie Johnson
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Joe Rocco
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Finnigan
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Frankie
Matt Briggs ...
William 'Willie' Hammerstein
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Louie
Leo Diamond ...
Solidaires Leader (as Leo Diamond and His Solidaires)
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Hal K. Dawson ...
Cashier (scenes deleted)
Bert Hanlon ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Sam Harris ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
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Bartender (scenes deleted)
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Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Matt McHugh ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
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Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star attraction (and Joe's love interest), Kate Farley, a brash singer with a penchant for flashy clothes. Eddie and Kate argue as he tries to soften her image. Eventually, Kate becomes the toast of Coney Island and the two fall in love. Joe then tries to sabotage their marriage plans. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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18 June 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'île aux plaisirs  »

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$1,620,000 (estimated)
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 30, 1946 with Betty Grable reprising her film role. See more »

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Featured in Biography: Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-up (1995) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Words and music by James Pierpont
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This is THE Betty Grable movie to see...
15 September 1998 | by (Palo Alto, California) – See all my reviews

...this movie has everything that everyone expects of Betty Grable every time. It is bright and colorful and silly and funny and loads of fun. Betty, (ever the independent and employed woman) is working as an entertainer in an odd little dive. Well, a friend of the owners does what we would now call a corporate take-over--and then he does a make-over on Betty and she becomes a big musical comedy star--but wait--it is more complicated than that! See this and you will understand why Betty Grable was loved at the box office for so long. She is wonderful.


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