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Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | October 1945 (USA)
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Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bunny Smith
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Chip Collyer
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Captain James Hollis
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Martin X. Edley
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Oliver Webson
Robert Benchley ...
Randy Morton
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Cynthia Drew
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Henry Burton
Lina Romay ...
Juanita
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Mr. Jessup
Porter Hall ...
Stevens
George Zucco ...
Bey of Aribajan
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British Secretary
Frank Puglia ...
Emile
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Storyline

Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an operation he'll die and so looks for one last romance with a beautiful but ambitious stenographer; a cub reporter tries to get the goods on a shady man's dealing with a foreign potentate. And it all happens in the opulent, grandiose New York landmark hotel as a sort of tongue-in-cheek take-off on the classic movie Grand Hotel. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Weekend at the Waldorf  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The hotel sets for "Weekend at the Waldorf" were also used for Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945), another 1945 MGM movie. See more »

Goofs

While Chip and Irene argue at the breakfast table in her room, Chip is shown putting butter or jam on his toast with a knife in his right hand. In the next shot, Chip has his right hand in his pocket. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. H. Davenport Drew: Think? What's there to think about on your wedding day? There'll be time enough afterward.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits the prinipal roles were credited as the character's name and occupation. See more »

Connections

References Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Once Upon a Dream
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From "Sleeping Beauty" (1890)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played at a party
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A movie you must have in your film collection.
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was a very entertaining film. I would love to have it on DVD and incidentally, why isn't it on DVD? The romantic situation between Walter Pigeon and Ginger Rogers is enough to make you want to own it. Also, the film has several small stories that give it an extra appeal. An added tidbit is Robert Benchley's dog having puppies while he nervously reacts to the event as would an expectant father. Van Johnson is superb as a Army pilot whose fate is in the balance because of some previous injury. The film industry of today should recognize Van Johnson's contributions to films in the 1940's and 1950's. The character actors are as ever perfect in their roles.


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