Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Dick Haymes ...
Joe Davis Jr.
Blinkie Miller
William Gaxton ...
Joe Davis Sr.
Beatrice Kay ...
Claire Williams
Carmen Cavallaro ...
Himself (pianist)
Willie Solar ...
Double-Talking Singer Comedian
Mrs. Standish
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margeurite Blount ...
Woman Green with Envy (scenes deleted)
Bobbie Hale ...
Man in Cab (scenes deleted) (as Bobby Hale)
Herbert Heywood ...
Watchman (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ...
Stagehand (scenes deleted)
Mary Jane Shores ...


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>

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Release Date:

May 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lyrics by Bud Green
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A gem of a picture with great singing and great songs!
14 November 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This movie has always been one of my very favorites. The songs (by Harry Warren) are lovely, especially the classic "the More I See You". Anyone watching the picture can see why Grable was a huge star. Dick Haymes sings like a dream and makes a terrific leading man. Although it centers on Grable and Haymes getting together, the story is not one of the silly boy meets girl plots so typical of the 40s. Many of lines still have a bite more than fifty years later. Anytime this picture is on TV, I'll treat myself to it.

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