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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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Soundtracks

Coney Island
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by the opening chorus; reprised by Betty Grable and mixed chorus; reprised by Grable, George Montgomery, Phyllis Kennedy, harmonica players and mixed chorus
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Its OK
10 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Eddie (George Montgomery) arrives at a nightclub owned by old friend Joe (Cesar Romero) and asks to become a partner in his business. Joe's girlfriend/protégé, Kate (Betty Grable) is a singer at the club and the story follows how these 2 men fight over her and her transformation from a trashy performer into a classy performer.

The film is only interesting when Betty Grable is performing. Thankfully, she sings and dances in quite a few numbers, so saving this film from being bad. George Montgomery is terrible as the lead - very cheesy - and the supporting characters - Finnigan (Charles Winninger) as a drunken Irishman and Frankie (Phil Silvers as his usual self) - are annoying. The only characters with any credibility are Cesar Romero and Betty Grable and they save this film from being a complete turkey.

The colour is good, the songs are good and Betty Grable single-handedly brings the film into the overall "ok" category.


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