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Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 9 January 1945 (USA)
A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Rosalind Bruce
... Squadron Leader Paul Lundy
... Judy Kane
... Tommy Lawson
... Angela
Professor Lamberti ... Fred, (The Great Waldo)
... Toni
... Observer Leslie Wiggins
... Life Photographer
... May Tolliver
... Sam Royce
... Specialty (scenes deleted)
... Reverend Gerald Lundy
Patrick O'Moore ... David Long
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A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love affair between star Rosalind Bruce and a British flyer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Esta noche y todas las noches  »

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1.37 : 1
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Rita Hayworth was pregnant during production. As a result, the musical numbers were filmed first, before the pregnancy began to show. As filming progressed, great care was taken to hide her growing belly with muffs, furniture and purses. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the picture (1'20) you see the front of the building "Music Box Theater". In the UK the word is theatre. See more »

Quotes

Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: [in a bomb shelter] Scared?
Rosalind Bruce: Naturally.
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: So am I.
Rosalind Bruce: Well, that's not very comforting. That's like having a lifeguard say he's afraid of the water.
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: Oh, I don't mean this. I mean you. You did a little bombing tonight yourself, you know. That dance you did...
[imitates whistling of falling bomb]
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: In fact, you bombed from a very low altitude. It's not only unfair, it's practically illegal.
Rosalind Bruce: Well, I'm sorry.
Squadron Leader Paul Lundy: You should be.
Rosalind Bruce: I hope I didn't hit anything vital.
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Martha Mears)
Danced by Rita Hayworth, Jack Cole and dance chorus
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London during the blitz
2 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the first movie where Rita Hayworth was given credit above the title. It's also the film she did before "Gilda", which would be her triumph. "Tonight and Every Night" is a product of the Hollywood of the late forties, when war themes were not that common. Directed by Victor Saville, the film has some good moments and as Neil Doyle has pointed out in these pages, if you're a fan of Ms. Hayworth, this is a must see! Not that it's one of the best things she ever did on the screen, but it's a good way to spend an evening in good company.

The story is based on a theater in London that never stopped operating, even in the worst days of the blitz. It's to the credit of the woman who ran the venue, May Tolliver, that she wanted to keep some sense of sanity when Londoners were going through such a rough time.

Rita Hayworth looks lovely dressed by Jean Louis. Lee Bowman plays her love interest, Paul Lindy. We also see Janet Blair, Marc Platt and Florence Bates in supporting roles. Jules Stein's music is not the kind that one keeps repeating after viewing the film.

The only thing that hasn't kept well is the Technicolor. The copy we saw recently has not aged well as it shows different skin tones in Ms. Hayworth.

Watch it, if only to get a glimpse at the lovely Rita Hayworth!


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