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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on her birthday. After that he goes on the town with Cindy and she falls in love with him. But Dr. Schlemmer wants his son to become her husband.Written by
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For the reprise of "Take Me to Broadway," Bobby Van performs an extended dance sequence in which he jumps continuously for nearly five minutes. At first glance, it appears that he accomplishes the entire routine in one take. However, the dance was so tiring that it was cut into five segments so that he could rest. The cuts are covered by changes in camera angles and placement. See more »
During Ludwig's hopping dance through town, when he gets to the workmen on the sidewalk, brown sandbags are on the ground and two or three shovels are leaning against the wall as seen from overhead. But in the next shot from ground level, the sandbags are gone and there is only one shovel, and it's different from the ones in the previous shot. See more »
Film buffs who rave about the classic MGM Musicals should keep in mind that there was only one "Singin' In The Rain" but a lot of dull, squeaky-clean generic musicals like this one. You might be tempted to see the whole movie, because there's one truly fabulous musical number that's widely excerpted, but the rest is hardly worth seeing.
Singing ingenue Jane Powell is the small-town girl of the title, who meets a bad, rich, big-city rake, falls in love, hunts him down, reforms him, and marries him (I'm SO glad that plot has gone out of fashion). Powell is wide-eyed and sticky-sweet, Farley Granger is embarrassed, and Ann Miller and the rest of the supporting players are the same as they are in every other MGM musical ever made. Small-town virtue is relentlessly praised, big-city ways relentlessly bashed (although Farley's "bad" ways are pretty tame), and it's all as sugary and colorful as a lollipop.
The one fabulous number is the one where Ann Miller sings "I Gotta Hear That Beat" and taps wildly around a huge stage with disembodied hands holding musical instruments sticking out of the floor. It's way cool, but it's excerpted in "That's Entertainment" (or was it "TEII"?) which is a much better way to pass ninety minutes.
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