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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.


Walter Lang


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




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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TWO SAUCY LITTLE SISTERS ON A MILLIONAIRE MAN-HUNT! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Did You Know?


Joan Davis was cast in early March 1941, but was eventually replaced by Carole Landis. See more »


When Susan hands Jack a jar of her famous guacamole sauce, the contents of jar are bright red - not green, as an avocado-based sauce would actually be. See more »


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


Moon Over Miami
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played during the opening credits
Played also as dance music at both parties
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Fantastic movie!!
3 July 2006 | by dpb-12See all my reviews

This movie is the pure essence of the idea 'movies the way they used to be made'. I honestly can't find any fault with this movie.......the plot, music, scenery, acting......all perfect! I'm so glad that it finally came out on DVD. Thank goodness we have great movies like this to watch instead of the incredible garbage that is out there today. This is Hollywood at its finest......and the vivid technicolor photography makes you feel like you're in 1940 Miami. Don Ameche gives a fabulous performance and Betty Grable's dance numbers are wonderful. This is a must-have DVD.....for anyone who enjoys class, style, great acting and wonderful music! This is absolutely among my favorite musicals along with Easter Parade and Holiday Inn.

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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


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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