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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Complete credited cast:
Kenneth Harvey
Danny O'Mara
Bonnie Watson
Felix Bressart ...
Tony De Marco ...
Sally De Marco ...
The Revuers ...
Musical Ensemble
B.S. Pully ...
The Four Step Brothers ...
Emil Rameau ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Hurst ...
Milkman (scenes deleted)


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 <>

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Release Date:

7 February 1945 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Samba d'amore  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cinematographer Leon Shamroy left the film before it was finished because he was contracted to start Wilson (1944). Harry Jackson replaced Shamroy and finished the film uncredited, with Charles G. Clarke filling in when Jackson was unavailable. See more »


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 »


Edited into Carmen Miranda (1969) See more »


It Goes to Your Toes
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by unbilled musicians and dancers
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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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