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Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Approved | | Musical | 9 January 1945 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
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Judy Kane
Marc Platt ...
Tommy Lawson
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Angela
Professor Lamberti ...
Fred, (The Great Waldo)
Dusty Anderson ...
Toni
Stephen Crane ...
Observer Leslie Wiggins
Jim Bannon ...
Life Photographer
Florence Bates ...
May Tolliver
Ernest Cossart ...
Sam Royce
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Philip Merivale ...
Reverend Gerald Lundy
Patrick O'Moore ...
David Long
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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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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9 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cette nuit et toujours  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rita Hayworth was pregnant during production. As a result, the musical numbers were filmed first, before the pregnancy began to show. As filming progressed, great care was taken to hide her growing belly with muffs, furniture and purses. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: [in a bomb shelter] Scared?
Rosalind Bruce: Naturally.
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: So am I.
Rosalind Bruce: Well, that's not very comforting. That's like having a lifeguard say he's afraid of the water.
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: Oh, I don't mean this. I mean you. You did a little bombing tonight yourself, you know. That dance you did...
[imitates whistling of falling bomb]
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: In fact, you bombed from a very low altitude. It's not only unfair, it's practically illegal.
Rosalind Bruce: Well, I'm sorry.
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: You should be.
Rosalind Bruce: I hope I didn't hit anything vital.
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Soundtracks

What Does an English Girl Think of a Yank?
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Martha Mears)
Danced by Rita Hayworth, Jack Cole and dance chorus
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Ridiculous "Tosh"
22 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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