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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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Kenneth Harvey
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Danny O'Mara
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Bonnie Watson
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Hofer
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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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HIT OF HITS!!! IN TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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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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Expecting her second daughter, Alice Faye was unable to star as Bonnie Watson. This film would have paired Alice Faye and Don Ameche for the seventh time. See more »

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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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Edited into Carmen Miranda (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Swingin' Down the Lane
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Vivian Blaine and Don Ameche
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It ain't King Lear, but ....
16 October 2007 | by (United States) – 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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