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Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 5 April 1945 (USA)
Royalty from a small European principality come to New York City to arrange for a loan to prop up their country's troubled finances. While the queen mother attends to the negotiations, ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Frank Gill Jr. (screenplay), Cortland Fitzsimmons (short story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Danny Baldwin
Constance Moore ... Drina
Eve Arden ... 'Tex' Donnelly
Otto Kruger ... Earl Carroll
Alan Mowbray ... Grand Duke Paul
Stephanie Bachelor ... Claire Elliott
Pinky Lee Pinky Lee ... Pinky Price
Mary Forbes ... Queen Mother Elena
Harry Parke ... Walter (as Parkyakarkus)
Leon Belasco ... Baron Dashek
Tom Dugan ... Waiter in Tex's Club
Chester Clute ... Mr. Weems
Jimmy Alexander Jimmy Alexander ... Singer
Tom London ... Tom - Doorman
Beverly Lloyd ... Cigarette Girl (as Beverly Loyd)
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Storyline

Royalty from a small European principality come to New York City to arrange for a loan to prop up their country's troubled finances. While the queen mother attends to the negotiations, Princess Drina strikes up a friendship with Tex Donnelly, who owns a nightclub and gives her boogie-woogie piano lessons. When, Tex's star singer, Claire, sprains her ankle, Drina steps in and belts out a few numbers impressing Earl Carroll, a Broadway producer who had come to see Claire perform. Danny Baldwin, Tex's collaborator, thinks that Drina is trying to push Claire out of the show, but reluctantly agrees to substitute for Claire while the singer recovers. Although Drina is engaged to the drunken Grand Duke Paul and Danny and Claire are dating one another, the princess and the night club owner realize they have romantic feelings for one another. When the Queen Mother orders Drina, for the good of her country, to immediately sever all ties with the nightclub without informing her friends, Danny ... Written by David Bassler

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Taglines:

Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in he world. (Poster).

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonstruck Melody See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1953 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Music by Walter Kent
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
Performed by Constance Moore
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