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Wabash Avenue (1950)

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ruby Summers
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Andy Clark
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Mike Stanley
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English Eddie
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Harrigan
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Sam - Bouncer
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Tillie Hutch
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Cleo
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Jennie
Hal K. Dawson ...
Healy
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Reformer
Alexander Pope ...
Charlie Saxe
Henry Kulky ...
Joe Barton
Marie Bryant ...
Elsa
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Beulah
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Storyline

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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24 May 1950 (Sweden)  »

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Chicagon Venus  »

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$2,115,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 13, 1950 with Betty Grable and Victor Mature reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Ruby sings and dances "The Shimmy" (composed in 1917) before attending the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. See more »

Quotes

Ruby Summers: Did you tell him?
Andy Clark: Uh huh.
Ruby Summers: How did he take it?
Andy Clark: Straight out of the bottle.
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-up (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Clean Up Chicago
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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8 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lots of action in this Betty Grable film with a fine supporting cast.

Victor Mature is great with his escapades of being successful at starting trouble amongst Betty and Phil Harris. Phil Harris's character is pretty good in this department at playing games as well.

The musical numbers are divine and the choreography is very good.

The cinematography is brilliant with all the vivid colors. Very entertaining for a remake of Grable's "Coney Island." Nice to know that both films, made only seven years apart, were box office hits.


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