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
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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 »
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 »
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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