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The Belle of New York (1952)

In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission... See full summary »

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In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission house worker in the Bowery. He promises to reform his dissolute life, even trying to do an honest day's work. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@alumni.umbc.edu>

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M.G.M's Gay TECHNICOLOR Musical!


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22 February 1952 (USA)  »

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La belle de New York  »

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$2,606,644 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Fred Astaire had been set for the lead for this film since the mid-1940s by producer Arthur Freed. The film was originated as a project for Astaire and Judy Garland. But since the two stars had overlapping film schedules, the project never materialized until the early 1950's with Astaire and Vera-Ellen. See more »

Goofs

During the "Currier and Ives" segment they are skating on a frozen pond in the "Winter" sequence. The refrigerant pipes for freezing the pond are clearly visible under the ice in several shots. See more »

Quotes

Hills' Butler: Did you shoot mam?
Dixie 'Deadshot' McCoy: The shooting's just beginning.
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Featured in Great Performances: The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire
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The thing called love

The Belle of New York is a romantic musical comedy about a rich playboy Charlie Hill, played by the legendary Fred Astaire, who very much falls in love with a girl called Angela Bonfils (Vera Ellen) and he does everything to get this girl to himself. No time and they're getting married.Fred Astaire was a great performer.He could sing, he could dance, he could jump to the sky and fly.In this movie love really makes him fly in the air. The Belle of New York is a nice musical.


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