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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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Complete credited cast:
Kenneth Harvey
Danny O'Mara
Bonnie Watson
Tony De Marco ...
Sally De Marco ...
The Revuers ...
Musical Ensemble
B.S. Pully ...
The Four Step Brothers ...
Emil Rameau ...
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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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?


"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 »


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 »


I Like to Be Loved by You
Written by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Carmen Miranda
This sequence is an outtake from Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
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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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