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Sensations of 1945 (1944)

 |  Musical  |  30 June 1944 (USA)
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Virginia 'Ginny' Walker
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Junior Crane
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Dan Lindsay
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Gus Crane
Mimi Forsythe ...
Julia Westcolt
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Randall
Hubert Castle ...
Olaf, The Great Gustafson
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Sophie Tucker
Dorothy Donegan ...
Dorothy Donegan
The Christianis ...
The Christianis
The Pallenberg Bears ...
The Pallenberg Bears
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Cab Calloway (as Cab Calloway and His Band)
Woody Herman ...
Woody Herman (as Woody Herman and His Band)
David Lichine ...
David
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Re-issued in the early 1950's by Astor pictures, the film was retitled simply "Sensations" and in tiny letters on the title card was the disclaimer "Formerly titled Sensations of 1945". The old nitrate prints were used and the section of the main title that was changed was inserted thereby keeping the cost of the reissue to a minimum. See more »

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A routine theater projector is used to project a Cab Calloway short subject on a New York City billboard several blocks away. Because of the focus and intensity of light required, this would be an impossibility anywhere, let alone in a well-lit area like Times Square. See more »

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Silly fun and a fascinating final glimpse at Vaudeville Entertainment
4 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite contrary opinion this film is unchallenging fun, great entertainment and a wonderful showcase for the kind of show biz performance that is all but gone today. Eleanor Powell is very funny as a stunt crazy publicity agent who for starters fakes getting shot during her own show! She competes with partner Dennis O'Keefe (also very good as the son of the agency owner) to bring in bigger and better clients. In the process of lining up acts and artists we see a huge production number called Circus In The Sky featuring Sammy Kaye and his band and a host of circus acts all at the top of a skyscraper. Another hare-brained scheme results in a wonderful Cab Calloway number called Hepster's Dictionary that is projected on to the side of a building in Times Square, naturally resulting in the arrest of Ms. Powell. Other highlights include Powell dressed as a pinball(!) dancing in a giant pinball machine set, an odd dance with a horse as partner, 2 numbers by the the inimitable Sophie Tucker and the always funny W.C.Fields. For a glimpse at the last gasp of Vaudeville, an era when down-on-their-luck actors could trust their memoirs to a PR agent, enjoy the very unique Sensations of 1945.


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