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Lovely to Look At (1952)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  July 1952 (USA)
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Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, are desperately looking for backers. Al is one of the heirs of a dress salon in Paris, but this is almost bankrupt. The two other ... See full summary »

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Al Marsh
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Tony Naylor
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Clarisse
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Jerry Ralby
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Bubbles Cassidy
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Max Fogelsby
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Pierre
Diane Cassidy ...
Diane
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Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, are desperately looking for backers. Al is one of the heirs of a dress salon in Paris, but this is almost bankrupt. The two other heiresses, Stephanie and Clarisse and the three producers are able to convince the creditors to back a fashion show there. Things become complicated, when Al and Tony fall in love with Stephanie and Al's New York girl friend Bubbles arrives. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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M-G-M's Technicolor spectacle! Jerome Kern's music!


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July 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El amor nació en París  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The centerpiece song of the film, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," is staged completely different here than its predecessor, Roberta (1935). The earlier film had it as a stand-alone performance in the fashion show finale; here it is divided into two performances: as a lament sung by Kathryn Grayson (with no audience), and also as a private adagio by Marge and Gower Champion when they begin falling in love. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Stephanie and Tony ride through the park in a carriage. About once per minute the background jerks and then repeats showing that it is back projected on a loop. See more »

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Version of Roberta (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

I Won't Dance
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Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Dorothy Fields
Sung and Danced by Marge Champion and Gower Champion
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Mediocre movie with superb dancing.
16 April 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

In a movie with all these phenomenal stars, the audience should be able to expect a riot of comedy and charm. Unfortunately, the talents of Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson tend to burn rather than smolder as the plot develops. Some scenes between the two main characters become absolutely tedious. That aside, Marge and Gower Champion are superb in this film, and Red Skelton with some help from Zsa Zsa Gabor adds several funny sketches to the overall production.


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