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Show Business (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 December 1944 (Sweden)
A song-and-dance man and his comic partner undergo romantic ups and downs when they team up with a female duo and transition from burlesque to vaudeville.

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Joan Mason
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Nancy Gaye
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Constance Ford
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Charlie Lucas (as Don Douglas)
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Four young hopefuls, George, Connie, Joan and Eddie, doing the Burlesque and Amateur Circuits meet by chance, and decide to form a team. Of course, their act is a success, and they finally make it to Vaudeville! George is crazy for Connie, however, George's ex-flame, Nancy Gai isn't too thrilled and from the moment she hears about George and Connie tying the knot, she does everything to break up their union... sadly, one night she succeeds, and the foursome go separate ways. Connie divorces George, and gets engaged to a rich agent, and makes it on her own- singing in an upper-class Boston Night Club, while Eddie and Joan still keep a successful couple act, but George ends up in a sleazy San Francisco bar, singing for drinks. After all, one minute you're the toast of the town, the next - you're in the gutter. Isn't that Show Business? Can the group be reunited? Can they be a success once more!? Written by Amber <amber@sweetiedarling.com>

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Broadway Cavalcade! (Posters). See more »


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8 December 1944 (Sweden)  »

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Su majestad la farsa  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Bert Gordon, George Jessel, Pat Rooney and Gene Sheldon were definitely filmed in a sequence which was cut before the release of the movie. Also in studio records, but not seen in the film, are Matthew 'Stymie' Beard (Harold), Billy Bester (Call Boy), Marietta Canty (Maid), Don Dillaway (Gambler), Ralph Dunn (Taxi Driver), Edmund Glover (Gambler), Harry Harvey Jr. (Page Boy), Russell Hopton (Gambler), Sam Lufkin (Waiter on Stage), Jerry Maren (Midget), Charles Marsh (Man Eating Peanuts), Chef Milani (Head Waiter), Bert Moorhouse (Desk Clerk), Forbes Murray (Director), William J. O'Brien (Peanut Gag Man), and Joseph Vitale (Caesar). See more »

Quotes

Joan Mason: [to Eddie, upon their second meeting] Now that I've met you again, I feel that I have lived a full life. Think I'll go home and kill myself.
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Featured in We Who Wait: The Adverts & TV Smith (2012) See more »

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The Curse of an Aching Heart
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by Al Piantadosi
Lyrics by Henry Fink
Performed by Eddie Cantor
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Good old fashioned fun...
18 March 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

And wit like you would never see nowadays.

The story of a four person act, two men Eddie Martin (Eddie Cantor) and George Doane (George Murphy) and two women Joan Mason (Joan Davis) and Constance Ford (Constance Moore) (lot of thought evidently went into those names), their lives, their loves, their highs, their lows and some very entertaining performances. Particularly from Joan Davis who gets all the fabulous one-liners.

There a some classic songs in there too, "Making Whoopee" and "It Had To Be You." All in all, a very entertaining way to spend a slow Saturday afternoon.


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