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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cindy Kimbell
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Rick Belrow Livingston
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Lisa Bellmount
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Papa Eric Schlemmer
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Judge Gordon Kimbell
Bobby Van ...
Ludwig Schlemmer
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Mrs. Livingston
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Mrs. Kimbell
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Nat King Cole
Dean Miller ...
Mac
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Ted, News Photographer
Philip Tonge ...
Hemmingway, Butler
Jonathan Cott ...
Jim, Cop
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Dennis Kimball (as Bobby Hyatt)
Rudy Lee ...
Jimmy
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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on her birthday. After that he goes on the town with Cindy and she falls in love with him. But Dr. Schemmer wants his son to become her husband. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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THE NEW HIPPITY-HOP MUSICAL! (original print ad - all caps)

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10 April 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Wolfe's 1988 music video "Come As You Are" is an homage to Bobby Van's street dance in this movie. Wolfe re-create's Van's dance quite faithfully, and early in the music video Wolfe passes a poster for "Small Town Girl". See more »

Goofs

During Ludwig's hopping dance through town, when he gets to the workmen on the sidewalk, brown sandbags are on the ground and two or three shovels are leaning against the wall as seen from overhead. But in the next shot from ground level, the sandbags are gone and there is only one shovel, and it's different from the ones in the previous shot. See more »

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Featured in In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) See more »

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Fine, Fine, Fine
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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seek details on B. Van's dance
21 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Does anyone know any behind the scenes info about the dance number "Take Me to Broadway" as performed by Bobby Van in this movie? It is comprised of several minutes of hopping. For example, did he do it in one take? Did he have to have special shoes that had major cushioning inside? Whose idea was it to have him perform a dance that consisted only of hopping? As someone who has suffered from shin splints, I think this choreography would make him a prime candidate for that or some other kind of injury as a result of this dance. Did he do special warm-ups? This just struck me as I watching the film on May 21, TCM channel. Some people will think it odd to focus on this, when the major dance number is Ann Miller's, but I just got to thinking . . .


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