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April Showers (1948)

 -  Musical  -  27 March 1948 (USA)
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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 ... 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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27 March 1948 (USA)  »

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Esquece Teus Pesares  »

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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 »

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

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Are You from Dixie? ('Cause I'm from Dixie, Too!)
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Music by George L. Cobb
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
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I've heard that song before.....
29 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

.....and seen this story before, with very little variation. Regardless of how this picture was promoted or exhibited, it is a "B" musical in all respects - and consequently offers a cast that does not include memorable singers, or skilled dancers, a cast populated by "stars" who were normally supporting players in musicals that had more original stories and far better production values. The characters? Ann Sothern's smiles sweetly and carries on bravely through circumstances that hardly seem to affect her; Jack Carson's chronic drunkenness is prompted by a law that necessitates the removal of his underage son from the family act. Such problems! Everything ends happily, of course, as it always did in the dozens of other pictures of this type. Jack Carson as a song-and-dance man? And a leading man besides? Where was Gene Nelson when you needed him? Dan Dailey?


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