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London Town (1946)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  22 July 1953 (USA)
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An aging music hall performer returns to London believing he's the star of a new show. When he discovers that he's only slated to be the understudy, his daughter sabotages the revue's star ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Field ...
Greta Gynt ...
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Peggy Sanford
Kay Kendall ...
Patsy
Sonnie Hale ...
Charlie de Haven
Claude Hulbert ...
Belgrave, Charlie's dresser
Mary Clare ...
Tessie O'Shea ...
Herself
Jerry Desmonde ...
George
Beryl Davis ...
Paula
Scotty McHarg ...
Bill
W.G. Fay ...
Mike
Reginald Purdell ...
Stage Manager
Alfie Dean ...
Heckler
Charles Paton ...
Novelty Shopkeeper
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An aging music hall performer returns to London believing he's the star of a new show. When he discovers that he's only slated to be the understudy, his daughter sabotages the revue's star in order to get him back into the spotlight. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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22 July 1953 (USA)  »

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My Heart Goes Crazy  »

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Although Universal's projected US distribution of the film was canceled, the labels of two 78-rpm commercial recordings bore this notation: "From the Universal International Picture 'My Heart Goes Crazy'"--the Decca single, which featured Bing Crosby, accompanied by Russ Morgan and His Orchestra, performing "So Would I" on the A side and "My Heart Goes Crazy" on the flip side (music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke); and the Capitol release of "So Would I," sung by Matt Dennis, with backing by Paul Weston and His Orchestra. The Majestic 78 of "So Would I," featuring Georgia Gibbs with Earle Hagen's Orchestra, carried a label stating: "From the Picture 'My Heart Goes Crazy'"--without reference to the film studio. In addition, two Columbia 78s were inscribed more simply with this note: "From "'My Heart Goes Crazy'"--The Modernaires, assisted by Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra, harmonizing on "My Heart Goes Crazy"; plus a waxing of "So Would I" from Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra, with the vocal by Buddy Hughes. Only RCA Victor had it right. For the single by Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra, the label read on both sides, "From the Wesley Ruggles Production 'London Town'"--this disc containing "So Would I" on side A, with vocalizing by Jimmy Saunders and The Stardreamers, and on Side B, The Stardreamers' harmony on "My Heart Goes Crazy." See more »

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Belgrave: [to Peggy] God help the male population when you grow up!
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So Would I
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Beryl Davis
(Also performed as duet with Scotty McHarg in the 125 minute version)
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It really was a terrible movie!!!
25 June 2003 | by (Nova Scotia Canada) – See all my reviews

Great Britain has made some really good movies over the years - comedies especially. Also war movies. BUT! their first venture into musicals, LONDON TOWN, was nothing short of a disaster. The acting was bad, the direction worse and as for the songs!! Diabolical. I class it just below THE ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES in my list of the worst movies of all time.


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