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Music in Manhattan (1944)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 20 August 1945 (Sweden)
Frankie Foster and Stanley Benson are a pair of small-potatoes performers. Both try to make it to the big-time after winning an amateur talent contest. Though this leads them to a few ... See full summary »

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble, Jack Scholl (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Shirley ... Frankie Foster
Dennis Day ... Stanley Benson
Phillip Terry ... Johnny Pearson
Raymond Walburn ... Professor Carl Roberti
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Pearson
Patti Brill Patti Brill ... Gladys
Charlie Barnet ... Orchestra Leader (as Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra)
Nilo Menendez Nilo Menendez ... Rhumba Band Leader (as Nico Menendez and His Rhumba Band)
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Frankie Foster and Stanley Benson are a pair of small-potatoes performers. Both try to make it to the big-time after winning an amateur talent contest. Though this leads them to a few professional gigs, something is missing from their act and they are not popular. Believing a little cash will boost their career, Frankie heads for Washington, D.C. to see if her wealthy father will help them. En route Frankie is mistaken for the wife of the well-known pilot Johnny Pearson and ends up in his suite having to pretend she is his spouse. When the pilot meets her, romantic sparks fly. Written by Robert

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world war two | See All (1) »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable mentirosa See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Did You Happen to Find a Heart?
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Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Herb Magidson
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A "little white lie" changed a girl's entire life and career!
18 June 2000 | by peggya1See all my reviews

A struggling song and dance actress tells a little white lie to obtain passage on an airliner bound for Washington. Everything gets out of control when the fib is believed by the media! She meets Mr. Wonderful, she becomes famous, and her Off-Broadway show becomes a hit. Dennis Day plays her bewildered boyfriend, but his voice is right on the money. Many great character actors add to the mix to make it a fun romp.


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