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Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 July 1941 (USA)
Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence (screenplay), Brown Holmes (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... Phil O'Neil (Credits)
Betty Grable ... Kay Latimer
Robert Cummings ... Jeffrey Boulton
Carole Landis ... Barbara Latimer
Jack Haley ... Jack O'Hara
Charlotte Greenwood ... Susan Latimer
Cobina Wright ... Connie Fentress (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
Lynne Roberts ... Jennie May
Robert Conway ... Mr. Lester
George Lessey ... William Boulton
Nick Condos Nick Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Jack Cole & Co. Jack Cole & Co. ... Specialties
Robert Greig ... Brearley
Minor Watson ... Reynolds
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Storyline

Kay, Barbara and Susan Latimer come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, then abandon the Texas greasy-spoon where they work to hunt in Miami for rich husbands, said to be plentiful there. Barbara and Susan posing as the secretary and maid of "wealthy" Kay, they check into a posh hotel, and soon Kay is in the delightful predicament of being pursued by two handsome, wealthy bachelors at once. But Musical Comedy Complications arise... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Another Great Musical From the Star and Director Who Thrilled You with "Tin Pan Alley" See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allotria in Florida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The otherwise excellent DVD transfer, as shown on TCM and FXM, begins with a fuzzy, cropped 1950s wide screen TCF logo, not the familiar sharp, bright and correctly proportioned original design seen on all the TCF Technicolor films up until 1953. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Phil O'Neil: Let's see, what do we want? We want you, the juice of the grape and a good hot dance band.
Jeffrey Bolton: But right now we'll settle for those potato chips and cheese.
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Referenced in Good Dick (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Loveliness and Love
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Don Ameche (uncredited), Betty Grable (uncredited) and chorus
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Shopworn plot but Grable, Ameche and Cummings in top form...
15 January 2004 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Fox believed in remakes and this one was used again in THREE LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE and HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE--three girls in search of a millionaire husband. While the plot is a flimsy one, it does give Betty Grable fans a chance to glimpse her in a fluffy technicolor musical (with location photography in Florida), engaged in romantic shenanigans with two leading men (Don Ameche and Robert Cummings), and supported by pros like Jack Haley, Charlotte Greenwood, Carole Landis and Minor Watson.

It's a typical Fox musical made to order for Grable fans and photographed in some scenic Florida locales serving as Miami. Robert Cummings and Don Ameche are impeccably clad and flashing the kind of smiles that belong in a toothpaste ad--thus serving as perfect foils for Betty's curvaceous blonde charms.

Some of the specialty numbers are good--especially those by the Condo Brothers--and Betty herself gets to do a couple of sprightly tap dance routines. None of the music is memorable but it's easy to see why Grable was so popular at the box-office in escapist films of this nature at a time when war weary audiences craved this kind of entertainment at the start of World War II. Her modest talents are on full display here--and Ameche and Cummings show that they had a definite flair for this kind of romantic comedy--especially Cummings who was always better in lighter assignments as opposed to dramatic roles--contrary to what another commentator says.

Carole Landis can do little with her role as Betty's sister (posing as her maid). She is very prettily photographed but walks through the role in an aloof manner that makes her almost invisible.


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