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Greenwich Village (1944)

Not Rated | | Musical | 7 February 1945 (Sweden)
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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Hofer
Tony De Marco ...
Tony
Sally De Marco ...
Sally
The Revuers ...
Musical Ensemble
B.S. Pully ...
Brophy
The Four Step Brothers ...
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Emil Rameau ...
Kavosky
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Milkman (scenes deleted)
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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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7 February 1945 (Sweden)  »

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Samba d'amore  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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 »

Soundtracks

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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It ain't King Lear, but ....
16 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Let me add my voice to those who say we should not judge this piece of Zanuckfluff with the same standard we'd use for The Bard of Avon or even a Gene Kelly movie. Yes, the story is preposterous, pasted together with no other reason than to showcase the talents of some remarkably talented people, all having a great deal of fun, which I suspect anyone with the slightest nostalgia for the Technicolor movies of the war years will share. William Bendix, an actor vastly underrated, is both funny and touching, and Vivian Blaine and her one day to be fellow cast member from "Guys and Dolls," B.S. Pully, are wonderful. Felix Breshart, wearing the same scarf he wore in "To Be or Not to Be," is lovable as always as the musical con man. This is Greenwich Village as it never was and will never be. Sit back, suspend disbelief, and enjoy yourself. They don't make 'em like this anymore, and I for one regret it.


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