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Sensations of 1945 (1944)

Father and son press agents fail to see things eye to eye, in the final screen appearance of comedian W.C. Fields.

Director:

Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone)

Writers:

Frederick J. Jackson (story) (as Frederick Jackson), Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eleanor Powell ... Virginia 'Ginny' Walker
Dennis O'Keefe ... Junior Crane
C. Aubrey Smith ... Dan Lindsay
Eugene Pallette ... Gus Crane
Mimi Forsythe Mimi Forsythe ... Julia Westcolt
Lyle Talbot ... Randall
Hubert Castle Hubert Castle ... Olaf, The Great Gustafson
W.C. Fields ... W.C. Fields
Sophie Tucker ... Sophie Tucker
Dorothy Donegan Dorothy Donegan ... Dorothy Donegan
The Christianis The Christianis ... The Christianis
The Pallenberg Bears The Pallenberg Bears ... The Pallenberg Bears
Cab Calloway ... Cab Calloway (as Cab Calloway and His Band)
Woody Herman ... Woody Herman (as Woody Herman and His Band)
David Lichine David Lichine ... David
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Father and son press agents fail to see things eye to eye, in the final screen appearance of comedian W.C. Fields.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sensations See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eleanor Powell's final starring role in a movie. After this, she would make only cameo appearances in films. See more »

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Silly fun and a fascinating final glimpse at Vaudeville Entertainment
4 October 2004 | by john5thSee all my reviews

Despite contrary opinion this film is unchallenging fun, great entertainment and a wonderful showcase for the kind of show biz performance that is all but gone today. Eleanor Powell is very funny as a stunt crazy publicity agent who for starters fakes getting shot during her own show! She competes with partner Dennis O'Keefe (also very good as the son of the agency owner) to bring in bigger and better clients. In the process of lining up acts and artists we see a huge production number called Circus In The Sky featuring Sammy Kaye and his band and a host of circus acts all at the top of a skyscraper. Another hare-brained scheme results in a wonderful Cab Calloway number called Hepster's Dictionary that is projected on to the side of a building in Times Square, naturally resulting in the arrest of Ms. Powell. Other highlights include Powell dressed as a pinball(!) dancing in a giant pinball machine set, an odd dance with a horse as partner, 2 numbers by the the inimitable Sophie Tucker and the always funny W.C.Fields. For a glimpse at the last gasp of Vaudeville, an era when down-on-their-luck actors could trust their memoirs to a PR agent, enjoy the very unique Sensations of 1945.


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