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Tonight and Every Night (1945)

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

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Complete credited cast:
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Lee Bowman ...
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy
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Judy Kane
Marc Platt ...
Tommy Lawson
Leslie Brooks ...
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 »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Rita Hayworth (1962) See more »

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Anywhere
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Janet Blair
Also played on xylophone by Professor Lamberti with Rita Hayworth dancing in the background
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Hayworth at the height of her Love Goddess allure!
13 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

'Tonight and Every Night' gets its title from a London theater that never failed to give a performance despite the constant air raids during the blitz of World War II. The story involves a showgirl (Rita Hayworth) and her romance with a British flyer (Lee Bowman). While the plot is minimal, the lavish technicolor treatment of individual song numbers is impressive and Rita was never photographed more beautifully. No wonder she was labeled "The Love Goddess" -- the camera certainly loved her too!

More serious elements of the plot involve another showgirl (Janet Blair) and her untimely death in a bombing. Of course, in true show biz fashion, it's chin up and the show must go on. Lee Bowman and Marc Platt lend solid support, as well as that dependable character actress Florence Bates as a theater manager. Janet Blair and Rita Hayworth have an amusing war skit routine. If you're a Hayworth fan, this is a must see!


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