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Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Approved | | Music, Romance | 26 March 1943 (USA)
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (additional dialogue)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rick Farrell
... Jill Wright
... Toni Jarrett
... Belinda Wright
... Bradley Cole
... J. MacClellan Davis
... Janie
... Westinghouse
... Joyce Germaine
Tim Ryan ... Brownie May
Jack Williams ... The Harlem Sandman
... Count Basie Band Singer
Albert Whitman ... Dancer, Pops (as Pops & Louie)
Louis Williams ... Dancer, Louie (as Pops & Louie)
The Music Maids ... Singing Group
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One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE PEAK OF SWING PLAYED BY THE RHYTHM KING! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Music | Romance

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26 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Change of Heart  »

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| (1949 re-release)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Biography: Dorothy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

That's How to Write a Song
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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The 20 Year Old Dorothy Dandridge
11 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Although this was a dull film, the 20 year old Dorothy Dandridge was outstanding in this token production for marginalised performers. It was good to get Dandridge alongside of Susan Hayward, but as a self contained film it was diabolical.


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