Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.

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Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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TOPS IN ROMANCE...GREAT IN ITS HILARIOUS COMEDY!! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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2 October 1950 (USA)  »

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De Corpo e Alma  »

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The set used for the Martin sisters' apartment is the identical set used that same year by Fox for Margo Channing's apartment in All About Eve (1950). See more »

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Feet can be seen underneath the prop cars in the "Fifth Avenue" number. See more »

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Takin' a Chance on Love
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter
Sung by Gloria DeHaven with the Harry James Orchestra
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B Musical remake of TIN PAN ALLEY easy to take, nothing special

This updated remake of TIN PAN ALLEY is an okay "B" musical - nothing special in plot, music or performances, but not awful either. The scoring (jazzy, upbeat tempos in Big Band sound) justly earned an Oscar nomination. It's your typical musical bio - songwriters struggle to achieve stardom, do, and eventually win the girls. The oddity here is the cameo of Jeanne Crain as the girl who gets to introduce the song promised to our struggling leading lady, Liza Martin. Crain was not a musical star at Fox - although she appeared in a number of musicals she never sang a note, was always dubbed. Major faux pas for Fox to cameo her in this role instead of other true singers they had under contract (such as Alice Faye). Other cameos: Victor Mature; Dan Dailey; Reginald Gardiner. The film is not worth seeking out, but it does pass the time.


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