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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.



(written for the screen by), (play) (as John Kenyon Nicholson)
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Complete credited cast:
Joe Davis Jr.
Blinkie Miller
Joe Davis Sr.
Beatrice Kay ...
Claire Williams
Carmen Cavallaro ...
Carmen Cavallaro
Willie Solar ...
Double-Talking Singer Comedian
Mrs. Standish


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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Much better than average musical/romance
28 October 1999 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

Cut to the chase: Betty Grable looks and sounds great as usual. The filming at the Diamond Horseshoe gives it authenticity. Color is excellent. Acting is very good. So why is this film given a weighted IMDb average of 3.9? Who knows? There could be something wrong with the formula as it's applied to this film. The mean vote (when I voted) was 6. That's better, but not up to the 9 I gave it. See this film! Vote for it! It does not deserve a 3.9!

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