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Atlantic City (1944)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 15 September 1944 (USA)
Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.

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Marilyn Whitaker
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Bradford Taylor (as Brad Taylor)
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Jake Taylor
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The Professor
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Paul Whiteman
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra ...
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
Robert B. Castaine ...
Carter Graham (as Robert Castaine)
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Adele - Barmaid
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Sen. Hodges
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Sherman
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Rogers
Donald Kerr ...
Oakes
Charles Williams ...
Chalmers
Daisy Lee Mothershed ...
The Maid (as Daisy Mothershed)
Ford Washington Lee ...
Buck (as Buck and Bubbles)
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In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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10 BIG SONG HITS including "By the Sea" - "I Ain't Got Nobody" - "Dark Town Strutters Ball" - "After You're Gone" See more »

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Musical | Romance

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15 September 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atlantic City Honeymoon  »

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| (1950 re-release)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

NOBODY'S SWEETHEART
Music by Billy Meyers and Elmer Schoebel
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Ernie Erdman
Sung by Belle Baker
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On the Boardwalk at Atlantic City, Life Will Be Peaches and Cream
25 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Ray McCarey directs this Betty Grable-style musical (think CONEY ISLAND) for a surprisingly good Republic flick. The leads are competent, although relatively unknown, but there is an excellent supporting cast, including Charley Grapewin, and the film is eked out with some marvelous vaudeville and performing talent, including Joe Frisco, Al Shean, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman and Buck and Bubbles, a great dancing act.

The plot concerns Stanley Brown, who -- in the movie, anyway -- came up with all the ideas that made Atlantic City a major resort in the first half of the 20th Century, but stepped on everyone on the way up. The performances and photography are excellent and serve as a fine backdrop. If you're a fan of old-time vaudeville, definitely worth your time.


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