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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Princess Querida O'Toole
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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 ...
Himself
Sally De Marco ...
Herself
The Revuers ...
Musical Ensemble
B.S. Pully ...
Brophy
The Four Step Brothers ...
Themselves
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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HIT OF HITS!!! IN TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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7 February 1945 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Samba d'amore  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"I Like to Be Loved by You" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon) originally was planned for Carmen Miranda to sing and dance in Springtime in the Rockies (1942). Ultimately, Carmen's number was interpolated into the score of this picture. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in the 1920s, but all of the women's hairstyles, makeup and costumes, as well as all of the musical arrangements are strictly 1944. See more »

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It Had to Be You
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played while Ken is trying to get into Danny's Den and later at Webster Hall
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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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