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Lady Be Good (1941)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 10 November 1941 (UK)
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy.

Directors:

Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley (uncredited)

Writers:

Jack McGowan (screen play), Kay Van Riper (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eleanor Powell ... Marilyn Marsh
Ann Sothern ... Dixie Donegan
Robert Young ... Eddie Crane
Lionel Barrymore ... Judge Murdock
John Carroll ... Buddy Crawford
Red Skelton ... Joe 'Red' Willet
Virginia O'Brien ... Lull
Tom Conway ... Mr. Blanton
Dan Dailey ... Bill Pattison (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Reginald Owen ... Max Milton
Rose Hobart ... Mrs. Carter Wardley
Phil Silvers ... Master of Ceremonies
The Berry Brothers The Berry Brothers ... Specialty Number
James Berry James Berry ... James Berry
Warren Berry Warren Berry ... Warren Berry
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Storyline

Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Show World's Greatest Song And Dance Extravaganza ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1941 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Divorce en musique See more »

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Budget:

$863,460 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "The Last Time I Saw Paris" caused a lot of controversy when it won the Oscar for Best Song, because it was not written for this movie. After Tony Martin had a hit recording in 1940, MGM bought the rights to the song for use in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Marilyn is tap dancing with the dog, she does a few cartwheels. While she is on her hands, the tapping dancing sound continues. See more »

Connections

Referenced in This Time for Keeps (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Words and My Music
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Robert Young and Ann Sothern
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A Lot of Fun and Great Musical Numbers
12 October 2004 | by liscarkatSee all my reviews

Everyone in this movie is terrific, and the story is one of the better ones among musicals of the period. The songs and dances are great, too, with two of the high points being beautiful Ann Sothern's "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and Eleanor Powell's dancing finale. But most amazing of all is Powell's duet with her dog. This number should be rated along with Fred Astaire's dance on the ceiling in "Royal Wedding" and Donald O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh" as one of the best of all time. If you're looking for social commentary, turn on NPR. If you want something deep, find a stable and pick up a shovel. This movie was meant to be fun and entertaining, and it succeeds perfectly on both counts.


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