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Step Lively (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 22 January 1945 (Sweden)
Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Whelan

Writers:

Warren Duff (screenplay), Peter Milne (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adolphe Menjou ... Wagner
George Murphy ... Gordon Miller
Frank Sinatra ... Glenn Russell
Gloria DeHaven ... Christine Marlowe
Walter Slezak ... Joe Gribble
Eugene Pallette ... Simon Jenkins
Wally Brown ... Binion
Alan Carney ... Harry
Grant Mitchell ... Dr. Gibbs
Anne Jeffreys ... Miss Abbott
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Storyline

Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen Russell, whose dramatic play he thinks Miller is producing, arrives. But it turns out Russell can sing like Sinatra, and Miller has leading lady Christine turn on the charm. Can Miller's crazed machinations save the show? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor, Música e Sarilhos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a musical rendering of the Broadway play, 'Room Service' which was also filmed and, later, performed on television. See more »

Goofs

In the finale, Wagner and Gribble are shown at the back of the theater in a close shot with Wagner on the left; it cuts to a long shot, and their positions are reversed. See more »

Quotes

Joe Gribble: They're not human beings! They're... actors!
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Connections

Featured in Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

SOME OTHER TIME
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Frank Sinatra and Gloria DeHaven
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A wonderful early Sinatra musical
8 August 2018 | by rdbqpaulSee all my reviews

Yes, it's a flimsy but very funny, fast-paced script. George Murphy's brief dancing and comic delivery is excellent. Sinatra is terrific in his young, vibrant, handsome and romantic best. His ever move from his first entrance shows natural skill and timing. The songs are vastly better than most 1940s musicals. Cone Out Wherever You Are sticks with me for days whenever I hear it. DeHaven is gorgeous as us AnnJeffries. Whenever I watch a film like this I lament that there is no well known talent alive today that could duplicate this film with 1/2 the charm.


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