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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 »

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Lesser Samuels (screenplay), Abem Finkel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Rosalind Bruce
Lee Bowman ... Squadron Leader Paul Lundy
Janet Blair ... Judy Kane
Marc Platt ... Tommy Lawson
Leslie Brooks ... Angela
Professor Lamberti Professor Lamberti ... Fred, (The Great Waldo)
Dusty Anderson ... Toni
Stephen Crane ... Observer Leslie Wiggins
Jim Bannon ... Life Photographer
Florence Bates ... May Tolliver
Ernest Cossart ... Sam Royce
Richard Haydn ... Specialty (scenes deleted)
Philip Merivale ... Reverend Gerald Lundy
Patrick O'Moore ... David Long
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Storyline

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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You Have A Date With A Beautiful Picture . . . See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

When Rita is putting on the silver dress, the part in her hair jumps from the side to the middle and back again. See more »

Quotes

American Soldier: She's an American.
Russian Sailor: Wonder thing, Lend-Lease!
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Connections

Featured in Ballets Russes (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

What Does an English Girl Think of a Yank?
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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Momories of WWII
4 March 2006 | by dmcmillan01See all my reviews

This film is based on a real theater and theater troop during WWII. The theater never closed its doors despite the Blitz with bombs falling all around and over it. (It was an underground theater.) It's a part of England's history.

This isn't the best film ever made, but certainly not the worst as some have made it out to be. It's simply a light musical mixed with drama.

To see another take on this story be sure to see "Mrs. Henderson Presents" with Dame Judy Dench and Bob Hoskins. It's a fantastic film that really presents the way it was "back then." I know, because I was around then and this film brought back some good and some bad memories.

DLMc


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart of the City See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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