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This Time for Keeps (1947)

 -  Musical  -  17 October 1947 (USA)
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Expected to follow his opera star father into the business, but discontent with his life; a young man pursues a career in popular music and romances the aquatic-ballet dancer he met during his time in the service.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Ferdi Farro
Lauritz Melchior ...
Richard Herald
Johnny Johnston ...
Dick Johnson (as Johnnie Johnston)
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra ...
Cugat Orchestra
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Grandmother Cambaretti
Sharon McManus ...
Dick Simmons ...
Gordon
Mary Stuart ...
Frances Allenbury
Ludwig Stössel ...
Peter
Dorothy Porter ...
Merle
Tommy Wonder ...
Tommy Wonder
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Xavier Cugat ...
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Storyline

A singing soldier (Johnny Johnston) newly returned home finds himself discontent to work in his father's opera company or pick up where he left off with his girlfriend. Having met an aquacade showgirl (Esther Williams) while in the service, he reintroduces himself. Romance blossoms. Written by Ray Hamel

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Lilting Rhythms...Lovely Mermaids...Wacky Comedy! See more »

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17 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bezaubernde Lippen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the long shots of the scene where Deborah drives the sleigh, it's actually being driven by a local boy of the same age. See more »

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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Man Who Found the Lost Chord
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Durante and Earl K. Brent
Performed by Jimmy Durante
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A waste of time and talent
10 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a waste of talent and time - yours if you watch it. The script often makes no sense - nor does the title, as one reviewer pointed out - and it sinks the whole enterprise. Esther Williams' swim numbers aren't at all interesting, nothing like those in movies like Jupiter's Daughter. Melchior gets to sing a lot, but he doesn't sing very well - it's often just loud, as in M'appari. He is much better in Thrill of Romance. The best performance in the movie is, to my mind, Durante's - though it's not one of his better movie appearances. The best number is his The Lost Chord, and that's not a great number.

All of these performers have given much better performances elsewhere. Go watch those, and leave this unfortunate mistake to rest in peace.


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