The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »
Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.
Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. He becomes his niece's guardian when... See full summary »
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
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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 »
Greenwich Village was an enjoyable musical especially when Carmen Miranda and Vivian Blaine performed
Just watched this 20th Century-Fox musical on YouTube in a clear print. Don Ameche is a classical-like composer but he temporarily joins a pop music revue where he meets boss William Bendix, Carmen Miranda, and a lovely female singer-Vivian Blaine. Both Ms. Miranda and Ms. Blaine have some good numbers. Many of the songs were written by Leo Robin and Nacio Herb Brown. In fact, the "Good Morning" number resembled the song of the same name Brown wrote with Arthur Freed that was heard in Babes in Arms and later in Singin' in the Rain. I'll just now say that Greenwich Village was quite an enjoyable musical. P.S. Performing his dancing skills with the Four Step Brothers-who I previously saw in When Johnny Comes Marching Home-here in this particular film was one Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison years after first being an original Our Gang member and then-for a few years before this film appearance-joining the East Side Kids as Scruno. This turned out to be Morrison's last movie stint as he'd subsequently suffer a jeep accident in Hawaii while serving as a USO entertainer resulting in a permanent limp. So he left show business and worked for an aerospace company in Southern California for seventeen years. He did occasionally appear on TV like on an ep of "Good Times". He'd also become a familiar face at the Sons of the Desert meetings and would eventually be inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1987. He died two years later of cancer in Los Angeles. His former boss Hal Roach attended the funeral as did original OG leading lady Peggy Cartwright and his replacement, Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson who played an instrumental solo there.
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