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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
Tony De Marco ...
Tony
Sally De Marco ...
Sally
The Revuers ...
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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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Trivia

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 »

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

Give Me a Band and a Bandana
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Carmen Miranda and Bando da Lua
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Of Course It's Silly! It's Carmen Miranda!
25 March 2013 | by (Paradise, California) – See all my reviews

There are three excellent reasons to settle in with this Technicolor extravaganza: Carmen Miranda, Carmen Miranda, and Carmen Miranda! The "Brazilian Bombshell" is at the top of her dazzling talent and is featured in three production numbers, each with it's own nutty, colorful and surreal style--she never disappoints! The musical itself is a slight bauble about a classical pianist finding his heart in a speakeasy (Don Ameche has written a classical concerto with themes from the pop song "Whispering"!); Vivian Blaine, billed as the "Cherry Blonde," is so obviously an Alice Faye stand-in, doing her best to establish herself in the Fox Pantheon along with Faye and Grable; there is lots of dense color saturation in many scenes, making this a visual candy-colored treat, even if the material is lightweight wartime fluff. I never found it dull, and was always entertained; I gave it an "7" not because it's a deep or particularly thoughtful film, but because it accomplishes what it sets out to do perfectly. Entertain. Sometimes you just need a break


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