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Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

Approved | | Musical | 6 November 1942 (USA)
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), Ken Englund (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Vicky Lane
Carmen Miranda ... Rosita Murphy
John Payne ... Dan Christy
Cesar Romero ... Victor Prince
Charlotte Greenwood ... Phoebe Gray
Edward Everett Horton ... McTavish
Harry James ... Harry James
Harry James and His Orchestra ... The Music Makers (as Harry James and His Music Makers)
Bando da Lua Bando da Lua ... Rosita's Six Brothers / Orchestra
Six Hits and a Miss Six Hits and a Miss ... Vocal Group
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Storyline

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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IN LIVING TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoixiatika kapritsia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

McTavish said he had been in college 20 years and earned diplomas from five colleges. In 1922, when he was a freshman at Harvard, his Aunt Stefanie died. Her will provided him with an allowance of $10,000 per year so long as he was in school. In 2017 dollars, that would be nearly $140,000. That would more than cover the annual tuition and room and board of America's most costly schools. In 2017, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, and Johns Hopkins costs all were in the mid-$60,000s. The tuition at Oxford and Cambridge for non-EU students in 2017 was $28,450. See more »

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John Payne is wearing a wedding ring on his left hand through out the movie. This is peculiar because he is pursuing Betty Grabel in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Rosita Murphy: What's your trouble, Miss Lane? You got tough time finding a boy?
Vicky Lane: Of course not. I have Mr. Prince. He and I are engaged and he gave me this.
[holds her left hand out to show her ring]
Rosita Murphy: Hmmm. Is that a diamond?
Vicky Lane: Yes. Does the size of it startle you?
Rosita Murphy: Yes. In Brazil, we throw that kind away. We dig them up this big.
[she rotates her fist]
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Featured in Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Pan American Jubilee
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Portuguese lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira
Performed by Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Harry James and His Orchestra and chorus
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One of Betty's best...typical musical fluff enlivened by Carmen Miranda and Edward Everett Horton...
18 May 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

20th Century Fox knew how to build films around Betty Grable and this is one of their better efforts, thanks to the presence of a first-rate cast: John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero, Edward Everett Horton, Jackie Gleason and Harry James & His Orchestra.

The usual backstage story starts with Betty and frequent co-star John Payne having a spat over his womanizing ways. Before you know it, he follows her to the Rocky Mountains resort where the misunderstandings continue, involving Cesar Romero, a very funny Carmen Miranda and the bumbling Edward Everett Horton. Miranda gets to do her thing with some fractured English and some great songs tossed in. Betty displays more than modest talent in the singing and dancing department (especially graceful with Cesar Romero) and Payne firmly established himself as the most presentable leading man of the Fox musicals in the '40s. Everyone looks great in the technicolor photography. If it's musicals you like, what's not to like?

Summing up: amiable, tune-filled entertainment of the kind that doesn't exist any more. Payne's best performance since 'Sun Valley Serenade'.


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