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Meet Me After the Show (1951)

Delilah Lee is the star of husband Jeff Ames' Broadway show when she starts to suspect he has been exchanging more than contracts with the show's vampish backer. Alimony and amnesia become the order of the day.

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Delilah Lee
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Jeff Ames
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David Hemingway
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Chris Leeds
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Timothy 'Tim' Wayne
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Gloria Carstairs
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Tillie, Delilah's Maid
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Jerry Brandow ...
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Delilah Lee is the sar of husband Jeff Ames' Broadway show when she starts to suspect he has been exchanging more than contracts with the show's vampish backer. Alimony and amnesia become the order of the day. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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15 October 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Ao Cair do Pano  »

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$1,825,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Delilah Lee: Take your fingers out of your mouth, buster, and speak up. I wouldn't bite you... even if you appealed to me.
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Connections

Remake of He Married His Wife (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

IT'S A HOT NIGHT IN ALASKA
Written by Jule Styne, lyrics Leo Robin
Sung and danced by Betty Grable with chorus
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Betty's boffo but plot holes abound
30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Later period Betty Grable picture gives her a chance to hoof and sing in a succession of glamorous outfits so for her fans there is plenty to enjoy within.

The problems start when the picture moves offstage. The first issue is Betty's leading man. It's not just that he's played by the less than fascinating MacDonald Carey but the character is a buffoonish, offensive sexist. It's difficult today to listen to several of the characters refer to how Carey's Jeff molded Betty into a star out of so much raw clay, as if Grable wasn't talented or intelligent enough to make it on her own. But even back in the 50's his character's condescending attitude must have made him come across as a sexist jerk.

The second problem is the script's absurd set of circumstances which stretch the bounds of logic by using the tired amnesia trope. The picture is full of quality support, Eddie Albert, Irene Ryan and Fred Clark all add a bit of spice, but it's all in the service of a weak scenario.

Bright, cheery and shallow but if you have a rainy afternoon to fill there are worse ways.


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