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Release Date:
30 June 1944 (USA) See more »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Sophie Tucker sings two songs. See more (6 total) »


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Eleanor Powell ... Virginia 'Ginny' Walker

Dennis O'Keefe ... Junior Crane

C. Aubrey Smith ... Dan Lindsay

Eugene Pallette ... Gus Crane
Mimi Forsythe ... Julia Westcolt

Lyle Talbot ... Randall
Hubert Castle ... Olaf, The Great Gustafson

W.C. Fields ... W.C. Fields

Sophie Tucker ... Sophie Tucker
Dorothy Donegan ... Dorothy Donegan
The Christianis ... The Christianis
The Pallenberg Bears ... The Pallenberg Bears

Cab Calloway ... Cab Calloway (as Cab Calloway and His Band)
Woody Herman ... Woody Herman (as Woody Herman and His Band)
David Lichine ... David
The Copelands ... The Copelands (as The Flying Copelands)
Johnson Brothers ... Johnson Brothers
Starless Night ... Novelty Act
The Huberts ... The Huberts
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Mr. Collins (uncredited)

Marie Blake ... Miss Grear (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Cop (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Nightclub Maitre d' (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Anna Copeland ... One of the Copelands (uncredited)
Betty Copeland ... One of the Copelands (uncredited)
Donna Copeland ... One of the Copelands (uncredited)
Ray Copeland ... One of the Copelands (uncredited)
Louise Currie ... English Girl (uncredited)

Joe Devlin ... Silas Hawkins (uncredited)
Jeff Donnell ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Richard Hageman ... Pendergast (uncredited)
Mel Hall ... Mel Hall - Unicyclist (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Cop (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Martinelli (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Mrs. Gustafson (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Cop (uncredited)
Wendell Niles ... Wendell Niles (uncredited)

Les Paul ... Les Paul (uncredited)

Betty Phares ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Willie Pratt ... Willie Pratt (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Mme. Angostina (uncredited)
Grandon Rhodes ... Doctor (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Photographer in Penny Arcade Number (uncredited)
Gene Rodgers ... Gene Rodgers (uncredited)
Ted Shapiro ... Teddy Shapiro (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Moroni (uncredited)
Betty Wells ... Girl in Penny Arcade (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Man in Kilt (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew L. Stone  (as Andrew Stone)
Writing credits
Frederick J. Jackson (story) (as Frederick Jackson)

Andrew L. Stone  (as Andrew Stone)

Dorothy Bennett 

Produced by
Felix Jackson .... producer
James Nasser .... associate producer
Andrew L. Stone .... producer (as Andrew Stone)
Original Music by
Mort Glickman (uncredited)
Mahlon Merrick (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley  (as Peverell Marley)
John J. Mescall  (as John Mescall)
Film Editing by
James Smith  (as James E. Smith)
Art Direction by
Charles Odds 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Yates 
Costume Design by
Eleanor Behm 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry S. Kesler .... assistant director (as Henry Kessler)
Sound Department
William H. Lynch .... sound (as Wm. Lynch)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Braun .... electrician
Music Department
Mahlon Merrick .... musical director
Jack Yellen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
David Lichine .... choreographer
Charles O'Curran .... choreographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sensations" - USA (reissue title)
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86 min | West Germany:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

Re-issued in the early 1950s 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 re-issue to a minimum.See more »
Factual errors: 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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Sophie Tucker sings two songs., 27 January 2005
Author: jimstet from United States

Sophie Tucker was probably sixty years old when she filmed her scenes in "Sensations of 1945". My comments here will focus on her participation in this film. Sophie sings two songs in a nightclub setting that was filmed at Republic Studios facilities and released by United Artists. These songs are "Mammy O'Mine' and "You Can't Sew A Button On A Heart"; this last also recorded commercially for Decca by Sophie. Sophie is in full voice for Maceo Pinkard's song "Mammy O'Mine" and this appearance is a wonderful preservation of her singing style as well as her splendid appearance with her beautiful ensemble including fur cape, hat, jewelry , and 1940s upsweep coiffure. In fact, she looks like one of her many beautiful Maurice Seymour photographs taken through the years of her long career spent singing on the variety stages of the world.

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