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Greenwich Village (1944)

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In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

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Kenneth Harvey
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Danny O'Mara
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Bonnie Watson
Felix Bressart ...
Hofer
Tony De Marco ...
Tony
Sally De Marco ...
Sally
The Revuers ...
Musical Ensemble
B.S. Pully ...
Brophy
The Four Step Brothers ...
Dancers
Emil Rameau ...
Kavosky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Hurst ...
Milkman (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

In 1922, novice composer Kenneth Harvey arrives in New York from Kansas, hoping to publish his concerto; he meets speakeasy owner Danny O'Mara, who hopes to put on a broadway show. Ken's affairs take a turn for the better when he falls for singer Bonnie Watson. But while he labors on orchestration, O'Mara is surreptitiously adapting his tunes to the Greenwich Village Gaieties. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

7 February 1945 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Samba d'amore  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Leon Shamroy left the film before it was finished because he was contracted to start Wilson (1944). Harry Jackson replaced Shamroy and finished the film uncredited, with Charles G. Clarke filling in when Jackson was unavailable. See more »

Goofs

The opening narration on the bus claims that George Gershwin was one of those legendary talents who got his start in Greenwich Village, but in 1922, when this film supposedly takes place, Gershwin was just starting out. See more »

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Edited into Carmen Miranda (1969) See more »

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Ain't We Got Fun
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during the opening scene depicting 1922
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Technicolor at it's best
10 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a confection designed to be a showcase for the adorable Carmen Miranda. It is her first starring role and she is given a lavish showcase in which to weave her magic. Vivian Blane, a gorgeous redhead, is given ample opportunity to show off her singing talents. In all, this is a typical example of the Fox musical of the forties. As far as the color goes, no one did it better than Fox. The vivid Technicolor fairly jumps off the screen, and the print on my DVD is extremely well preserved. WW2 saw a whole series of vividly Technicolored Fox films which were designed to take one's mind off the troubles at hand. As escapism, they were light, fluffy confections with good cheer and lovely visuals taking the place of great dramatic weight. Fox Technicolor at this time could be called super-saturated. Very bright and with set and costume design done to take full advantage of the pallete. Most of these Fox musicals have been amazingly preserved, given their age, and all have a nostalgic entertainment value. They really don't make 'em like this anymore.


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