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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
Betty Grable ... Kay Latimer
Robert Cummings ... Jeffrey Bolton
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 Bolton
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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ONE WEEK TO CATCH AND MARRY A MILLIONAIRE! (orginal print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

If you see credits elsewhere for Frank and/or Harry Condos for this film, it likely came from bad information. Frank Condos and Nick Condos were the Condos Brothers in live performances from 1929 to the mid-30s, including 1 film in 1932. Harry was listed in a 1930 Playbill, but that's likely a misprint since Frank (also in the Playbill) was dancing with Nick at the time, and they took their act to Europe. All film credits after 1932 for Condos Brothers refer to brothers Nick and Steve Condos. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Phil O'Neil: Nobody knows anything about anybody.
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Connections

Referenced in Fantastic Max: The Loon in the Moon (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You All To Myself
(1941)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Don Ameche (uncredited)
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Bouncy, Joyous Delight!
13 July 2001 | by PrincessAnankaSee all my reviews

MGM is always the studio that film historians gush about for turning out great musicals. Unfairly snubbed is 20th Century Fox that used the richest, most brilliant color composition in the rainbow for its unforgettable string of Technicolor sundae delights starring Bette Grable. "Moon Over Miami" begins with the bouncy, adorable Texas Tommy Hamburger Drive-in sequence where Grable and Carole Landis show off their figures and talents. Quickly, the action shifts to a long gone Miami of l940 where people actually dressed up in stunning gowns and frocks by Travis Banton. Grable is unusually great looking in her gray ensemble trimmed in fur and she and Landis and Charlotte Greenwood prance around to "Oh, Me, Oh Mi-Ami!" Other fantastic numbers follow, showcasing Grable at her verviest--like her tap dance routine to "You Started Something," then onto "I've Got You All to Myself" and maybe the best, "Conga to a Nursery Rhyme." Banton's costumes, shimmering photography by Leroy Shamroy, electrifying charisma of Grable and the very hunky Don Ameche (who surprises with an outstanding singing vocie), all help make "Moon Over Miami" a sheer delight. Also, dig the decor of the fancy hotel suites, night clubs, the mansions.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Over Miami See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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