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You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 September 1941 (USA)
In order to cover up his philandering ways, a married Broadway producer sets one of his dancers up on a date with a chorus girl for whom he had bought a gift, but the two dancers fall in love for real.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Michael Fessier (original screenplay), Ernest Pagano (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Robert Curtis
Rita Hayworth ... Sheila Winthrop
Robert Benchley ... Martin Cortland
John Hubbard ... Tom Barton
Osa Massen ... Sonya
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Julia Cortland
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Kewpie Blain (as Guinn Williams)
Donald MacBride ... Top Sergeant
Cliff Nazarro ... Swivel Tongue
Marjorie Gateson ... Aunt Louise
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Barton
Boyd Davis Boyd Davis ... Colonel Shiller
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Storyline

After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles- or does it? Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Exciting loveliness and rhythm in a star-spangled army musical!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

He's My Uncle See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 02367. See more »

Goofs

As Fred Astaire and Robert Benchley are discussing the upcoming show they pass several soldiers who are working with shovels. Though the soldiers are supposed to be breaking up clods and smoothing the dirt the shovels never come within six inches of the ground. See more »

Quotes

Martin Cortland: Well, now what do you think, Miss Susie Suspicious?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are presented as a series of roadside advertising signs observed by one of the characters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Shootin' the Works for Uncle Sam
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung and danced by Fred Astaire and chorus at the train station
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Rita Hayworth is breathtaking in this film
15 November 2003 | by jauny2000See all my reviews

I think this film is a delightful comedy, with all players playing their respected roles beautifully. I especially love the dance steps and musical number done by Astaire and Hayworth during rehearsal at the beginning of the movie.


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