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Greenwich Village (1944)

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

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Bonnie Watson
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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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The "show stopper" of this film is the performance of the 1914 standard "When You Wore a Tulip And I Wore A Big Red Rose" sung by Don Ameche, B.S. Pully, William Bendix and Felix Bressart. See more »

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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 »

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Edited into Carmen Miranda (1969) See more »

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It Goes to Your Toes
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by unbilled musicians and dancers
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Greenwich Village is Benign Musical Comedy ***
24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greenwich Village of 1922. The living is easy and the speak-easies are in abundance.

A music instructor, Don Ameche, comes to town to get his concerto played and in the process meets up with Bill Bendix, Carmen Miranda and Vivian Blaine. Bendix is a small time hood with a funny heart who runs a joint. He likes Ameche's music and thinks that he can use it in a show that he is planning. Comically, Bendix thinks that he is in competition with Florenz Ziegfeld.

This movie makes for very light musical fanfare. The songs are great, especially Blaine belting out whispering and Bendix is a riot in a Roman toga dancing and singing around. Miranda, a musical dancing genius, is at the top of her game as well and Blaine sings Whispering with that soft voice.

The film is quite entertaining and a joy to watch.


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