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Wabash Avenue (1950)

 -  Musical  -  24 May 1950 (Sweden)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruby Summers
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Andy Clark
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Mike Stanley
Reginald Gardiner ...
English Eddie
James Barton ...
Harrigan
Barry Kelley ...
Sam - Bouncer
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Tillie Hutch
Jacqueline Dalya ...
Cleo
Robin Raymond ...
Jennie
Hal K. Dawson ...
Healy
Dorothy Neumann ...
Reformer
Alexander Pope ...
Charlie Saxe
Henry Kulky ...
Joe Barton
Marie Bryant ...
Elsa
Collette Lyons ...
Beulah
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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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Trivia

By declining to play Ruby Summers, Alice Faye passed up appearing on screen with her husband and then-radio co-star, Phil Harris. 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: How did he get in here? Through what rat hole?
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Connections

Remake of Coney Island (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE MY SISTER KATE
(uncredited)
Written by A.J. Piron
Additional Music by Ken Darby
Additional Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and Danced by Betty Grable
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A scam is a scam is a scam......
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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