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Writers:
Irving Berlin (story)
Allan Scott (adaptation)
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Release Date:
16 October 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Paramount's Melody Masterpiece Featuring All of Irving Berlin's Biggest Hits! See more »
Plot:
Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Following the trend of Crosby leading ladies. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Johnny Adams

Fred Astaire ... Jed Potter
Joan Caulfield ... Mary O'Hara

Billy De Wolfe ... Tony

Olga San Juan ... Nita Nova
Mikhail Rasumny ... François

Frank Faylen ... Mack
Victoria Horne ... Martha (nurse)
Karolyn Grimes ... Mary Elizabeth Adams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Aloise ... Dancer (uncredited)
Carol Andrews ... Dolly (uncredited)
Maxine Ardell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charlene Arnold ... Flapper (uncredited)
Gene Ashley ... Dancer (uncredited)
Valmere Barman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jackie Barnett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Barrett ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Herman Belmonte ... Dancer (uncredited)
William H. Benter ... Dancer (uncredited)
Herman Boden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Clarence Brooks ... Valet (uncredited)
Bill Burt ... Dancer (uncredited)
Janice Cameron ... Dancer (uncredited)
Josef Carmassi ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eddie Carnegie ... Dancer (uncredited)
William Carvel ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dolores Cole ... Dancer (uncredited)
Gene Cole ... Dancer (uncredited)
Roxanne Collins ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Jeffrey - Valet (uncredited)
Calvin Coolidge ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Laura Corbay ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Norma Creiger ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Roy Damron ... Dancer (uncredited)
Grace Davies ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Dayton ... Dancer (uncredited)

John Deauville ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harry Depp ... Would-Be Engagement Ring Buyer (uncredited)
Eileen Dixon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Virginia Duffy ... Dancer (uncredited)
Wallace Earl ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dick Earle ... (uncredited)
Clark Eggleston ... Dancer (uncredited)
Wanda Faye ... Dancer (uncredited)
Margaret Field ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Jac Fisher ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joel Friend ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Howard Gardiner ... (uncredited)
Art Gilmore ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Charles Dillingham (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Electrician (uncredited)
Mary Jane Hodge ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Nan Holliday ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Frances Hughes ... Flapper (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Dancer (uncredited)
Vicki Jasmund ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Beverly Johnson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Shirley Johnson ... Flapper (uncredited)
Roberta Jonay ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Tough Guy in Nightclub (uncredited)
Lucy Knoch ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Audrey Korn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Mr. Rakopolis (uncredited)
Elaine Langan ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Lillian Lindsco ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joanne Lybrook ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Mary Manners ... Dancer (uncredited)
Cissy Marr ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Jean Marshall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Mascagno ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lee Mayer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Mayon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Peggy McIntyre ... Mary Elizabeth as Newborn (uncredited)
William Meader ... Dancer (uncredited)
Peggy Meech ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Margot Morgan ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Nurse (uncredited)
Virginia Morris ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mavis Murray ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frederic Nay ... Dancer (uncredited)
Cliff Nazarro ... Cliff - Piano Player (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Drunk (uncredited)
Aileen O'Donnell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Byron Poindexter ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ted Priour ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Radcliffe ... Dancer (uncredited)
Renee Randall ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Paula Ray ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Marjorie Raymond ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ruthe Reid ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ricky Ricardi ... Dancer (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Betty Russell ... Mary O'Hara (uncredited) (singing voice)
Louise Saraydar ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Guest at Hole in the Wall (uncredited)
Mary Jane Shores ... Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Slater ... Myrtle (uncredited)
Jane Starr ... Dancer (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Stagehand with Flowers (uncredited)
John M. Sullivan ... Junior the Sugar Daddy (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Valerie Traxler ... Dancer (uncredited)

Rudolph Valentino ... Valentino (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vanita Wade ... Dancer (uncredited)
Wally Walker ... Dancer (uncredited)
Walton Walker ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Audrey Westphal ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... The Doctor (uncredited)
Gordon C. Wood ... Dancer (uncredited)

Joan Woodbury ... Flo (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited)
Audrey Young ... Chorine (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
Mark Sandrich (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Irving Berlin  story
Allan Scott  adaptation
Arthur Sheekman 

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
William E. Snyder 
 
Film Editing by
LeRoy Stone 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Maurice Goodman 
 
Costume Design by
Waldo Angelo 
Edith Head 
Barbara Karinska  (as Karinsky)
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loyal Griggs .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Emmett Dolan .... musical director
Joseph J. Lilley .... vocal arranger
Troy Sanders .... music associate
Fred Astaire .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Fine .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ralph Hallenbeck .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Matty Matlock .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Brower .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Hermes Pan .... dance director
Dave Robel .... assistant dance director
 

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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
This was Paramount's biggest hit of 1946.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the opening tilt pan shot of Rockefeller Center, the waterfalls are clearly in reverse.See more »
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Following the trend of Crosby leading ladies., 28 June 2004
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

For the second and last collaboration of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Irving Berlin, Bing and Fred needed all of their collective charm and talent to make this one work.

Bing and Fred play the same type roles in this as in Holiday Inn. Fred's the ambitious partner of an act who wants to get to the top of the show business ladder. Bing just wants to work at the trade and go through life with the least responsibility possible. Of course they fall for the same girl as in Holiday Inn and at Paramount in the 1940s who do you think winds up with the girl?

But the real star of this film is the music of Irving Berlin. This time Paramount gave Crosby and Astaire technicolor and it's put to good use with some great numbers. Astaire does two classic dance numbers with Putting on the Ritz and Heat Wave. Crosby gets two big budget numbers with Everybody Step and C-U-B-A, the latter nicely paired with Olga San Juan.

Previous reviewers found Joan Caulfield as the object of affections performance weak. Maybe so, but she's following a trend of Crosby leading ladies who are nice girls swept up by the Crosby song and charm. It wasn't until Jane Wyman did those two films with Bing that he got a leading lady with real spirit. Sometimes Bing didn't even get the girl.

The hit song here was You Keep Coming Back Like A Song which was a recurring theme. It got Oscar nominated, but lost to Judy Garland's train excursion On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe.

Billy DeWolfe also does a nice comic turn and we get his famous Mrs. Mergitroid act which he did in nightclubs.

Though the plot is thin who cares when you can see Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire at their very best.

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