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Diamond Horseshoe-Great Doctor in the House ***1/2
This wonderful 1945 musical has a terrific plot. Dick Haymes, 6 months away from being a doctor, wants to chuck it all and join his widowed father, Bill Gaxton, in show business.
His appearance is a threat to Beatrice Kay, who is about to tie the knot with the widower Gaxton. She enlists the help of Betty Grable to fall for Haymes and then dump him so that he will go back to medical school and she can resume her life with the Gaxton character.
Naturally, Grable falls for Haymes, but eventually comes around to the idea that he should finish medical school.
The songs are wonderfully staged and Grable does well as the girl disliked by Gaxton, but comes around to do what's right.
Of all people, Margaret Dumont appears in a one scene dream sequence and actually sings part of her lines! Wonder what Groucho thought about that. Naturally, she is an upper crust matron in the dream.
A blend of great music, good story and all enhances this well done 1945 film.
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