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Easter Parade (1948)

 -  Musical | Romance  -  8 July 1948 (USA)
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

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Hannah Brown
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Don Hewes
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Jonathan Harrow III
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Nadine Hale
Jules Munshin ...
Headwaiter François
Clinton Sundberg ...
Mike the Bartender
Richard Beavers ...
Singer ("The Girl on the Magazine Cover")
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Storyline

Don Hewes and Nadine Hale are a dancing team, but she decides to start a career on her own. So he takes the next dancer he meets, Hannah Brown, as a new partner. After a while this new team is so successful, that Florenz Ziegfeld is interested in them, but due to the fact, that Nadine Hale dances also in the Ziegfeld Follies Don says no. In spite of the fact, that he is in love with Hannah, he keeps the relation to her strictly business. So Hannah is of the opinion, that he is still in love with Nadine, and her suspicion grows, when he dances with Nadine in a Night Club Floor Show. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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dancing | easter | dance | dancer | contract | See more »

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Full of melody! Full of young love! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

8 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irving Berlin's Easter Parade  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,503,654 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,803,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sidney Sheldon revealed this in an interview decades after the film came out: On the first day of filming, before the first scene, Sidney Sheldon was telling Judy Garland a story. Though it was time to shoot, Judy pressed him to continue on, ignoring the calls. When Sidney jokingly asked if she wanted to do the scene, Judy said no because the first scene was a kissing scene with Fred Astaire and she had never met him before, though it was assumed that they had since Astaire and Garland were both already big stars at the time. Sidney introduced Judy to Fred, and they all went on to filming the movie. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, one of Hannah's gifts to Don is a top hat trimmed with a flower and a ribbon. He's wearing that hat when the two of them walk out the door of Don's home. Moments later the two of them are walking in the Easter Parade, but Don's hat is now unadorned. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Harrow III: Nadine, get out all the hounds. We're going for a walk.
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Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Faces Need Beautiful Clothes
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Danced by Fred Astaire and Judy Garland
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A Musical Among The Greatest
27 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

From start to finish this film ranks highly with the best of the best movie musicals like "Singin' In The Rain" does. The way Fred handles the pesky little kid in the toy shop is precious. Notice the wary shop help in the background keep eye. Look for Fred trying to cajole Ann on to the terrace to dance and she refuses due to the cold then warms herself by the fire, so realistic. Fast forward to the "Girl On The Magazine Cover" in a Zigfeld Roof production number. How glamorous to see a beautiful woman who can dance with a chorus of handsome men in tuxedos. When was that last done in the 21st Century? I highly recommend this picture if you never have seen it. I guarantee you'll want to see it again and again.


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