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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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Jonathan Harrow III
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Nadine Hale
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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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The Happiest Musical Ever Made is Irving Berlin's Easter Parade See more »

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film deleted a musical number, "Mr. Monotony," in which Judy Garland wears the same costume she would immortalize two years later in Summer Stock (1950) in the number "Get Happy"; the costume was a man's tuxedo coat and hat. For years, there were rumors that "Get Happy" was cut from another film and inserted into Summer Stock (1950). It is believed that this song being removed from "Easter Parade" is the origin of that rumor. An abbreviated version of the "Mr. Monotony" number was included in That's Entertainment! III (1994), and the complete number is included as an extra on the Warner Home Video Easter Parade (1948) DVD. See more »

Goofs

The stage manager at the Ziegfeld Follies mispronounces "Ziegfeld". See more »

Quotes

Mike the Bartender: What are you doing here by yourself?
Hannah Brown: Oh, I don't know. I just wanted to get away for awhile.
Mike the Bartender: Sure. Well, if there's anything I can do, breaking one's neck or anything like that, just say the word.
Hannah Brown: No thanks, Mike. There isn't anything anyone can do.
Mike the Bartender: Ah, don't say that. No man is that important. Plenty of fish left in the sea. You know it's always darkest just...
Hannah Brown: Oh, Mike. I don't think you have a motto for my kind of problem.
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Referenced in Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl on the Magazine Cover
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Sung by Richard Beavers
Danced by Ann Miller
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"Oh look, it's the Easter Parade!"
6 March 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, this movie, arguably one of Garland's best at M-G-M, is certainly something to look at. Cute story, excellent cast, gorgeous costumes (Ann's breathtaking white and red gown from the Magazine Cover number and Judy's marvelous emerald-coloured dress at the Ziegfeld Follies after opening night), and have I mentiond the SWELL songs? Drum Crazy is awfully entertaining, Shakin' the Blues Away is classic Miller (in other words fast and superb), Better Luck Next Time is heartbreaking, and so many others are just plain GOOD. A must see for any fans of Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller, Peter Lawford, Jules Munshin (in a funny bit as a waiter), or just great fun.


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