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Coney Island (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 18 June 1943 (USA)
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Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writer:

George Seaton (original screen play by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Kate Farley
George Montgomery ... Eddie Johnson
Cesar Romero ... Joe Rocco
Charles Winninger ... Finnigan
Phil Silvers ... Frankie
Matt Briggs ... William 'Willie' Hammerstein
Paul Hurst ... Louie
Leo Diamond Leo Diamond ... Solidaires Leader (as Leo Diamond and His Solidaires)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Cashier (scenes deleted)
Bert Hanlon Bert Hanlon ... Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Bud Jamison ... Bartender (scenes deleted)
George Lloyd ... Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star attraction (and Joe's love interest), Kate Farley, a brash singer with a penchant for flashy clothes. Eddie and Kate argue as he tries to soften her image. Eventually, Kate becomes the toast of Coney Island and the two fall in love. Joe then tries to sabotage their marriage plans. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'île aux plaisirs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,620,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 30, 1946 with Betty Grable reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

The characters speak as if Brooklyn is some distance away from Coney Island, one saying that he will get some men from Brooklyn, another referring to relatives out in Brooklyn. However, Coney Island is in Brooklyn. See more »

Connections

Remade as Wabash Avenue (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Demon Rum
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Deleted from picture
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This is THE Betty Grable movie to see...
15 September 1998 | by Richard-23See all my reviews

...this movie has everything that everyone expects of Betty Grable every time. It is bright and colorful and silly and funny and loads of fun. Betty, (ever the independent and employed woman) is working as an entertainer in an odd little dive. Well, a friend of the owners does what we would now call a corporate take-over--and then he does a make-over on Betty and she becomes a big musical comedy star--but wait--it is more complicated than that! See this and you will understand why Betty Grable was loved at the box office for so long. She is wonderful.


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