6.9/10
198
9 user 2 critic

Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

| Musical | May 1945 (USA)
A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director:

Writers:

(written for the screen by), (play) (as John Kenyon Nicholson)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

2 girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Greer Garson, Robert Ryan, Barry Sullivan
Adventure | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Bruce Cabot
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Delilah Lee is the star of husband Jeff Ames' Broadway show when she starts to suspect he has been exchanging more than contracts with the show's vampish backer. Alimony and amnesia become the order of the day.

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Betty Grable, Macdonald Carey, Rory Calhoun
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A widowed singer marries her late husband's songwriting partner, which leads to trouble when her first husband turns up very much alive.

Director: H.C. Potter
Stars: Betty Grable, Marge Champion, Gower Champion
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye
Coney Island (1943)
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Gigi Perreau
Flood Tide (1958)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

To save a man wrongly convicted of murder, Steve Martin reluctantly resumes his relationship with a widow and her son.

Director: Abner Biberman
Stars: George Nader, Cornell Borchers, Michel Ray
Music | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms... See full summary »

Directors: George Seaton, Edmund Goulding, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Anne Revere
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Blinkie Miller
...
Joe Davis Sr.
Beatrice Kay ...
Claire Williams
...
Carmen Cavallaro
Willie Solar ...
Double-Talking Singer Comedian
...
Mrs. Standish
Edit

Storyline

Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

showgirl | remake | based on play | See All (3) »

Taglines:

The Musical Touched With the Magic of Perfection! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the first Hollywood films to make fun of the jargon of Freudian psychoanalysis. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

In Acapulco
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and Danced by Betty Grable and chorus
Played often throughout the picture
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Diamond Horseshoe-Great Doctor in the House ***1/2
22 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

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.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page