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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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Bubbles Cassidy
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Zsa Zsa
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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)  »

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El amor nació en París  »

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Trivia

The lavish fashion-show sequence, directed by the uncredited Vincente Minnelli, showcased the gowns of Adrian, the influential designer associated with MGM's golden age of Garbo, Shearer, Harlow and Crawford. Adrian's work on the entire feature concluded his 28-year film career. See more »

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As Red Skelton bows and hits his head on the piano, the camera cuts to a long shot where he hits his head again. See more »

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Dorothy Fields
Sung by Kathryn Grayson, and later danced by Gower Champion and Marge Champion
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Those Champion Dances...
9 February 2000 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

This could have been much better. Terrific cast, however Red Skelton (one of my favorites, usually) isn't in good form (but Ann Miller's form is terrific), Howard Keel is lackluster, and Zsa-Zsa is YOUNG! However blah the plot and acting are, I can highly recommend this picture on the basis of 3 dance routines by Marge & Gower Champion, two of which are unique. The first takes place among clothes racks, utilizing a wheeled dress-sizer. Take a long look at the dance... there are no cuts! IT IS ALL ONE TAKE! The last dance is near the end of the film, where jewel-thief Gower tries to take a diamond bracelet from mannekin Marge. Superb choreography in both routines! I gave it an 8 out of 10.


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