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Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

Approved | | Musical | May 1945 (USA)
A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director:

George Seaton

Writers:

George Seaton (written for the screen by), Kenyon Nicholson (play) (as John Kenyon Nicholson)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Bonnie Collins
Dick Haymes ... Joe Davis Jr.
Phil Silvers ... Blinkie Miller
William Gaxton ... Joe Davis Sr.
Beatrice Kay Beatrice Kay ... Claire Williams
Carmen Cavallaro ... Carmen Cavallaro
Willie Solar Willie Solar ... Double-Talking Singer Comedian
Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Standish
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Storyline

Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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showgirl | remake | based on play | See All (3) »

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The Musical Touched With the Magic of Perfection! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first Hollywood films to make fun of the jargon of Freudian psychoanalysis. See more »

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Version of Hoopla (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

A Nickel's Worth of Jive
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and Danced by Betty Grable
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Let's get The Diamond Horseshoe released for purchase!!
31 August 2007 | by pandora2173See all my reviews

I have loved this movie since the first time I saw it on TCM years ago. I love classic movies and when I found out that this one isn't even available on VHS I was heartbroken. I can never seem to catch it on television anymore and I as such haven't seen it in years. Also, I love sharing my favorites with friends and family, but am not able to do so with this one. I desperately want it in my collection. If you're as much a fan of this movie as I am, please go to the following websites and put in your request to have it released for purchase. Hopefully, fans of the movie will eventually be able to have it in their collection!

E-mail Universal Studios and request that it be released.

Vote at Turner Classic Movies. Search for The Diamond Horseshoe and on the side of the page will be an icon to click on and vote!


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