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The Belle of New York (1952)

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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... 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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Trivia

Mae West was considered for the part of Mrs. Hill, but wanted too much money. Fifi D'Orsay and Beatrice Lillie were the next choices, but both turned down the role before it went to Marjorie Main. 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 That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Doll
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Written by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Fred Astaire
Danced by Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen
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Since when didn't Kelly want to make EASTER PARADE?
23 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I have no quarrel with Joseph's mostly astute comments about THE BELLE OF NEW YORK, I must question his assertion that Gene Kelly never wanted to do EASTER PARADE and faked an injury to get out of it. Can Joseph cite a source for this assertion? There are many sources that cite Kelly's injury as a real one. (As a contract player, how could he have faked it, anyway?) The only controversy at the time was that Kelly told MGM he'd hurt his foot during rehearsals, when in reality he'd broken it at his home playing one of his fiercely competitive games of football. Judy Garland -- Irving Berlin -- Arthur Freed producing -- why wouldn't Kelly have wanted to get in on such a project? It had "hit" written all over it, and of course that's exactly what it turned out to be when it was finally released with Astaire in Kelly's role.

-- Preston Neal Jones


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