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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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Box Office

Budget:

$863,460 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original musical opened in New York on 1 December 1924, but this movie has a completely new story line and used only two of its songs. 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

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Lady Be Good!
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, John Carroll, Eleanor Powell,
Robert Young and Ann Sothern
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classic and utterly Amazing
12 October 2004 | by moneywellspentSee all my reviews

Eleanor Powell must be the greatest female dancer of all time. The camera movement and stage settings are unbelievable. TCM movies own some wonderful gems and Turner is a genius.

The quality of the print seems perfect. I saw only the ending and per the other comment I was blessed with a great trigger. The dance was long and interesting from the beginning. When EP started it was very subtle but nonetheless fascinating. Little clicks and hand motions lead me to believe she was just window candy but she progressed into an amazing routine with such complexity that you forget how intricate it was by virtue of the simple start. A camera change revels a new perspective that plays perfectly into the remaining steps. It's ends beautifully.


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