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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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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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A terrific genre musical of the period
27 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an inveterate movie fan and am astonished that this little gem of a flick managed to escape my attention. I only saw it today (10/26/03) for the first time. Although Warner's Forties period musicals ("Shine On, Harvest Moon," "Daughter of Rosie O'Grady," et alia) couldn't quite match those of 20th Century-Fox's, especially those of Grable and Faye, this was a a valiant effort and totally watchable. The 15-year-old Billy Ellis' portrayal of the 12-year-old Small Tyme was a stretch, but he was such winning presence and so talented that one can forgive the producers for not making the character closer to the actor's true age. Sothern was wonderful. Even Jack Carson, an actor whose screen personality can often be grating, performed winningly in a starring role. Robert Alda rounded out the cast in a not very sympathetic part. This film gets my thumbs up.


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