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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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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 ...
Orchestra Leader
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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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17 October 1947 (USA)  »

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Bezaubernde Lippen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Easy to Love
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Written by Cole Porter
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A Must-See-Again Film
4 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film many years ago and had forgotten the title until I was looking up "Johnny Johnston" on the website. I remember Johnston from the years he was a panelist on "Password," then hosted by Allen Ludden. When Johnston was introduced on "Password," it was mentioned he once was married to Kathryn Grayson of "Showboat" fame. I remember Johnston as a very attractive blond man with a terrific smile and sparkling personality when he served as a panelist. Yet, I did not realize Johnston had portrayed the love interest of Esther Williams in "This Time For Keeps." At any rate, I will track down DVDs of this movie and others in which Johnston appeared and the CD remakes of his vocal recordings (hit singles and movie soundtracks)during the 1930s and 1940s. It is unfortunate his talent was not more appreciated during his lifetime, as he passed away January 6, 1996.


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