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You Were Meant for Me (1948)

 -  Musical  -  1 February 1948 (USA)
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1920's bandleader Chuck Arnold meets hometown girl Peggy at one of the band's dances and next day weds her. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, ... See full summary »

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Chuck Arnold
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Oscar Hoffman
Barbara Lawrence ...
Louise Crane
Selena Royle ...
Mrs. Cora Mayhew
Percy Kilbride ...
Mr. Andrew Mayhew
Herbert Anderson ...
Eddie
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1920's bandleader Chuck Arnold meets hometown girl Peggy at one of the band's dances and next day weds her. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, but it is the 1929 Crash that makes things really tough for the both of them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}

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The Loves, the songs, the laughter of that wonderful "Flapper Age"!

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1 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kuin luotu minulle  »

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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 13, 1949 with Dan Dailey reprising his film role. See more »

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Concerto in F
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Music by George Gershwin
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Nice Film Spoiled By Weak Ending **
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You Were Meant for Me" has all the elements of a very nice film. We have a dance band and Jeanne Craine falling for and marrying band leader Dan Dailey over night.

All goes well until the stock market crashes in 1929 and the band is forced to disband.

Dailey and Jeanne move back with her parents, Percy Kilbride, who, for a change is not funny here and the dependable Selena Royle who really never was known for comedic gifts. Their lack of it is showing here. Kilbride,in particular, wastes chances to enhance his part. Known for deadpan humor, it is missing here.

Invariably, when Dailey refuses a job offer that he considers beneath him, the two argue and Dailey runs off to N.Y.

It is at this point that the film goes awry. Dailey, at the bus depot, looks out at Bloomington, Indiana. He runs back to Craine where he finds long-time pal Oscar (Oscar Levant) at the house. Kilbride comes home from his job. By the next scene, Dailey is leading a band and Levant is working selling bricks at Kilbride's place.

Craine and Dailey dance and the film ends. There was no proper segue leading up to this end.

In addition, the few dance numbers are too stilted. Craine, tries but gives little pep to this film. Song and dance man Dailey is wasted here.


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