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A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love affair between star Rosalind Bruce and a British flyer. Written by
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When Rita is putting on the silver dress, the part in her hair jumps from the side to the middle and back again. See more »
I confess I could only bear watching one half of this film before switching off.The producers must therefore take the blame for a complete lack of research about what it was like living in London during the German Blitzkrieg, and what life was truly like in Britain in the 1940s, while they sat in their luxury air conditioned, comfortable offices in Hollywood, 6000 miles away.I suppose after the deserved success of "Cover Girl" (1944) they thought, "Why not produce a similar movie set in London".The trouble was they had to use American actors using phony accents to give some semblance to the non existent plot.They even cast Lee Bowman again from "Cover Girl", playing a Clark Gable type part.How I hate that moustache!The script was one cliché after another.Apart from Rita's obvious dancing talent, the only enjoyable part was when the unknown male dancer at the beginning of the film, dances to a tirade by Herr Schickelgruber!
For Welsh viewers it must have been irksome to see the word "England" spread all over a map of Britain which included Wales, during a dance sequence.I could only award it 4/10.To echo another UK reviewer, the producers were coy about identifying the real London theatre - "The Windmill" whose slogan was "We Never Closed" and its female impresario, Mrs Henderson, which and who "inspired" this film.
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