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Step Lively (1944)

Approved | | Musical | 22 January 1945 (Sweden)
Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen ... See full summary »

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Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen Russell, whose dramatic play he thinks Miller is producing, arrives. But it turns out Russell can sing like Sinatra, and Miller has leading lady Christine turn on the charm. Can Miller's crazed machinations save the show? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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22 January 1945 (Sweden)  »

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Amor, Música e Sarilhos  »

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Goofs

Both Jenkins and Miller counter sign the check but when the check shown in close up after it comes back from the San Francisco bank their signatures aren't on it. See more »

Connections

Featured in Kisses (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

WHERE DOES LOVE BEGIN?
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Gloria DeHaven, George Murphy, and chorus
Reprised by Frank Sinatra and Anne Jeffreys
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Happy nonsense
27 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

George Murphy (Gordon) has taken over a floor of a hotel managed by Walter Slezak (Joe). The entire cast of his show eats and sleeps there for free to the horror of Slezak's boss Adolphe Menjou (Wagner). The film follows Menjou's attempts to throw everyone out of the hotel and Murphy's attempts to get some backing for his show.

The film is easy to watch with pleasant songs and some funny moments. Gloria DeHaven (Chris) and Frank Sinatra (Glenn) are good but Murphy and Menjou are guilty of shouting too much, The story is complete nonsense and overall it's too shouty.

Sinatra can obviously sing but it is the female backing singers that leave a lasting impression. They sing in that Wonderful World of Disney style that leaves a magical note in the air.


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