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Coney Island (1943)

 -  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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Complete credited cast:
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Kate Farley
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Eddie Johnson
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Joe Rocco
Charles Winninger ...
Finnigan
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Frankie
Matt Briggs ...
William 'Willie' Hammerstein
Paul Hurst ...
Louie
Leo Diamond ...
Solidaires Leader (as Leo Diamond and His Solidaires)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal K. Dawson ...
Cashier (scenes deleted)
Bert Hanlon ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Sam Harris ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Bud Jamison ...
Bartender (scenes deleted)
George Lloyd ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Matt McHugh ...
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Betty Shines in Another Lively, Tuneful Fox Musical
25 September 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Despite a slow start and trifling plot, "Coney Island" turns out to be One of Betty Grable's most sheerly exuberant musicals and another shimmering, glossily produced, exquisitely Technicolored Fox tuner set in the Gay 90s, directed with chic elegance by Walter Lang.

Betty is wonderful all the way and gave what she had as Kate Farley, the stage show entertainer/singer who is transformed by George Montgomery into a classy Broadway star with musical and vocal talents, despite the protests from Kate's manager, played by Cesar Romero. Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers and Hurst are the capably eccentric supporting players.

The songs and numbers are joyously, spectacularly staged, including the unforgettable "Cuddle Up a Little Closer", "Pretty Baby", "There's Danger in a Dance", "Beautiful Coney Island", "Put Your Arms Around Me", and "Lulu from Louisville."


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