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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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"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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Every Little Movement
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Music by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
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A darling little movie.
2 November 2002 | by (Columbus, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

When I think of April Showers, I think of my late aunt. It was one of the songs she sang to me. I also think of this movie. It's too bad that so many actors in this movie have died, even the kid that played Small Tyme. And now last year, even Ann Sothern. I saw Jack Carson as second banana in other movies, especially as a sidekick of Dennis Morgan, that it is good that Jack could be the leading man for a change (in "April Showers"). It's too bad he had to play such a drunk, but I guess that's real life. I always love to watch The Tymes dance in this movie. I could watch them forever. I hate the part where Billy Shay beats up Small Tyme, although the part about Robert Alda with all the glamourous ladies is nice. I love old time tap dancing, but in today's tap classes I take at Ohio State University the emphasis is on modern rhythm tap, with a lot of hip-hop added in. Females wear flat oxfords, and emphasis is not on "Broadway tap". That's a shame. I am of the old school, from the days of vaudeville & the old movie musicals.


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