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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 ... 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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GRABLE'S BACK AGAIN...in Technicolor! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Debut of actresses Barbara Lawrence and Cathy Downs . See more »

Connections

Remake of Hoopla (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Joe Sr. and Bonnie are talking in her dressing room
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Much better than average musical/romance
28 October 1999 | by ChazzzzzSee all my reviews

Cut to the chase: Betty Grable looks and sounds great as usual. The filming at the Diamond Horseshoe gives it authenticity. Color is excellent. Acting is very good. So why is this film given a weighted IMDb average of 3.9? Who knows? There could be something wrong with the formula as it's applied to this film. The mean vote (when I voted) was 6. That's better, but not up to the 9 I gave it. See this film! Vote for it! It does not deserve a 3.9!


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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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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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