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Centennial Summer (1946)

Approved | | History, Musical, Romance | August 1946 (USA)
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

Michael Kanin (screenplay), Albert E. Idell (based on novel by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jeanne Crain ... Julia Rogers
Cornel Wilde ... Philippe Lascalles
Linda Darnell ... Edith Rogers
William Eythe ... Ben Phelps
Walter Brennan ... Jesse Rogers
Constance Bennett ... Zenia Lascalles
Dorothy Gish ... Mrs. Rogers
Barbara Whiting ... Susanna Rogers
Larry Stevens Larry Stevens ... Richard Lewis Esq
Kathleen Howard ... Deborah
Buddy Swan Buddy Swan ... Dudley Rogers
Charles Dingle ... J.P. Snodgrass
Avon Long ... Specialty
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Storyline

In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tia de Paris See more »

Company Credits

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

In the song "The Right Romance," Jerome Kern borrowed liberally from himself. The song's bridge is nearly identical to the "Telll me that it's true, tell me you agree" coda of "Dearly Beloved" from You Were Never Lovelier (1942). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Up with the Lark
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan), Linda Darnell (dubbed), Barbara Whiting Buddy Swan, Constance Bennett and Walter Brennan
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This was a beautiful film
14 July 2005 | by rakorkosSee all my reviews

I loved this film and I am disappointed it hasn't been out on DVD or on TV. I thought the music was great and I still hum it. I thought "All through the day was such a pretty song. Jeanne Crain was so beautiful and so was Linda Darnell and I miss them both. All of the great movie stars are gone My mother took us to this movie when we were little and it has stuck with me all of this time. Cinderella Sue was so sweet and cute. I also loved Cornel Wilde, he was so handsome. I will be the first one to buy this if it comes out on DVD. I do have a CD with the music from the movie, but its not the same as seeing the movie. I read the movie lineup every week in the TV Guide to see if by some wild chance it would be played, but nothing.


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