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Anything Goes (1956)

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »

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Robert Lewis

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Guy Bolton (play), P.G. Wodehouse (play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Bill Benson
Donald O'Connor ... Ted Adams
Zizi Jeanmaire ... Gaby Duval (as Jeanmaire)
Mitzi Gaynor ... Patsy Blair
Phil Harris ... Steve Blair
Kurt Kasznar ... Victor Lawrence
Richard Erdman ... Ed Brent
Walter Sande ... Alex Todd
Archer MacDonald ... Otto
Argentina Brunetti ... Suzanne
Alma Macrorie Alma Macrorie ... French Baroness
Dorothy Neumann ... German Woman
James Griffith ... Paul Holiday
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Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to the girl they selected without informing the other until they head back across the Atlantic by liner - with each man having brought his choice along! It becomes a stormy crossing as each man has to tell his 'find' that she might not get the role after all. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Trivia

This was Bing Crosby's last Paramount picture. See more »

Goofs

During the "Ya Gotta Give The People Hoke" number Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor go into a prop room, pick up a prop, go on stage, do a "bit" and go back to the prop room. About midway through, Bing comes out on stage wearing a Fireman's hat. There is a pile of brownish debris and several piles of white material that were not there a second before, indicating that one or more "bits" had been cut after filming. See more »

Quotes

Alex Todd: I've handled a lot of income tax cases in my time, but yours is driving me crazy.
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Connections

Referenced in Backstage Stories from 'White Christmas' (2009) See more »

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All Through The Night
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Bing Crosby
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Good middle-of-the-road entertainment
8 December 2001 | by lora64See all my reviews

I haven't met a musical that I couldn't find something to like about it, so although the story is somewhat bland one can still enjoy the good highlights. It's wonderful to see these stars in their prime -- Bing, Mitzi, Donald, Jeanmaire, and Phil Harris as the father figure.

The dance routines of "You're the Top" and "It's Delightful" are great musical show stoppers. Basically Bing and Donald play the part of two showmen who unknowingly sign two different dancers, Mitzi and Jean, to be the star in their musical. Obviously they have some sorting out to do on this matter while all are sailing back to America.

In my later years I'm learning to appreciate Bing's movies more than when I was young. All in all this is pleasant entertainment that leaves you with a good feeling.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1956 (USA) See more »

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