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April Showers (1948)

Approved | | Musical | 27 March 1948 (USA)
A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on ... See full summary »

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A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on top or they'll really be in trouble. They decide to put their young son in the act in hopes of attracting some new attention. The boy turns out to be a major talent, audiences love him and the act is on its way to the top. That's when an organization whose purpose is to stop children from performing on stage shows up, and they're dead set on breaking up the act. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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MUSICAL COMEDY OF THE VAUDEVILLE DAYS! (original ad - all caps)

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Esquece Teus Pesares  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 16, 1949 with Jack Carson and Robert Alda reprising their film roles. Dorothy Lamour played Ann Sothern's role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.2 (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
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Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Stanley Murphy
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Carson gives lightweight musical whatever life it has...
4 October 2015 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Family picture from Warner Bros. hasn't enough comedic or dramatic elements to make an impression. A vaudevillian song-and-dance couple, barely surviving on one mediocre bill after another, finally hit pay dirt after bringing their precocious son into the act--but when the husband gets discouraged and hits the bottle, it may mean the end of his marriage. Jack Carson adds a little kick to the proceedings, but it's a half-empty star-vehicle. Production is surprisingly low-rent, while the athletic boy-star hardly seems the type to lay theater audiences in the aisles. Carson and Ann Sothern appear to have a rock-solid marriage (with lots of backstage smooching), so the addition of a potential romantic replacement for the husband is ludicrous. This scenario was ripe for satire and bite, however the handling is as mawkish and musty as the music. *1/2 from ****


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