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Something to Shout About (1943)

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Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson is told by wealthy divorcée Donna Davis that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can ... See full summary »

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Jeanie Maxwell
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Larry Martin
William Gaxton ...
Willard Samson
Cobina Wright ...
Donna Davis (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
Veda Ann Borg ...
Flo Bentley
Jaye Martin ...
Dan Howard
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Lily (as Lily Norwood)
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Hazel Scott ...
Hazel Scott
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Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson is told by wealthy divorcée Donna Davis that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas, lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin, where he meets Jeanie Maxwell, singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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25 February 1943 (USA)  »

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You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
by Cole Porter
Sung by Janet Blair and Don Ameche
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Bland Cole Porter musical with one hit song.

This is a surprisingly bland formulaic musical. It did earn two Oscar noms, deservedly, for its only competent song, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, and its scoring. The score itself (rather lacklustre) was not recognized. The leads try really hard to put this over with their energetic performances (Don Ameche, Janet Blair and Jack Oakie), but they can't pull it off. The plot involves a talentless, newly wealthy, ex-chorus girl, who decides to put on a show. The talented young composer, Blair, is also a dynamic performer and in true All About Eve fashion, the former is "detained" out of town while the latter goes on in her place. The usual accusations and misunderstandings ensue but are all ironed out in the end. Other songs: I Always Knew; Through Thick And Thin; Something To Shout About; Lotus Bloom; Hasta Luego. Cyd Charisse appears in a bit dancing role - her first film. Nothing special.


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