Tap! Filmography - Louis DaPron

by bderoes-12985 | created - 03 Dec 2017 | updated - 04 Dec 2017 | Public

from Appendix B of Tap! The greatest tap dance stars and their stories, 1900-1955 by Rusty Frank, published 1990

"From the 1920s-1950s, there were very few musical films made that did not have tap dancing in some form. This appendix on "featured" tap dancers - solo, and groups."

Extracted from the larger list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027794353/

+ means information I added ++ is an entry that I added

Louis Da Pron (1925–2003)

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1. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 250

Louis DaPron and Eleanore Whitney

2. College Holiday (1936)

86 min | Comedy, Musical

Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing college students are brought to a struggling hotel to be guinea pigs in an ancient Greek-themed eugenics experiment.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Mary Boland

Votes: 126

Louis DaPron, Johnny Downs, Eleanore Whiitney

5. The Star Reporter in Hollywood No. 1 (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

In this entry to the Hollywood Star Reporter series (reporting only on stars with Paramount contracts or connections at the time), Ted Husing drops in on Bennie Bartlett and is surprised to... See full summary »

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Benny Bartlett, Dorothy Lamour, Joey Rardin, Vera Marshe

Louis DaPron and Vera Marshall

6. Seeing Red (1939)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short

When he is fired from his job, Red puts a hex on his boss. That evening, the boss goes to a nightclub and discovers that the hex worked.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Red Skelton, A. Robins, The Merry Macs, Harris & Shore

Votes: 97

Louis DaPron

7. Melody Lane (1941)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

J. Roy Thomas, the head of an advertising agency, is getting headaches from trying to find a name-band for a wacky client, McKenzie, who insists on sitting in with the band. As a last ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Joe McMichael, Mary Lou Cook

Votes: 6

Louis DaPron

8. Rookies on Parade (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Song writer Duke Wilson and his showgirl sweetheart Lois Rogers have to keep breaking their engagement because Duke keeps losing his money playing poker...and Lois finally declares finis to... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Bob Crosby, Ruth Terry, Gertrude Niesen, Eddie Foy Jr.

Louis DaPron, +choreographer

9. San Antonio Rose (1941)

63 min | Musical

A crooked night club owner tries to eliminate the competition. Introduces 'The Hut Sut Song.'

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Jane Frazee, Robert Paige, Eve Arden, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 28

Louis DaPron

Louis DaPron

Louis DaPron

12. He's My Guy (1943)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Music

The former members of a vaudeville team meet up again in a defense plant during WW II.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Dick Foran, Irene Hervey, Joan Davis, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 10

Louis DaPron, Lorraine Kreuger

13. How's About It? (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

A song publisher gets sued for stealing lyrics.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Robert Paige, Grace McDonald, Shemp Howard

Votes: 21

Patti Andrews, Dorothy Babb, Louis DaPron, Bobby Scheerer; +choreographer

14. She's for Me (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

Two lawyers fall for their beautiful client.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Grace McDonald, David Bruce, Lois Collier, George Dolenz

Votes: 6

Louis DaPron, Grace McDonald; +choreographer

Peggy Ryan, Louis DaPron; +choreographer

16. The Singing Sheriff (1944)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Music

As Sheriff Seth (Samuel S. Hinds) is about to arrest gang leader Squint (Joe Sawyer) for murder, he is wounded by one of Squint's many henchmen. He asks his deputy, Fuzzy (Fuzzy Knight), to... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Bob Crosby, Fay McKenzie, Fuzzy Knight, Iris Adrian

Votes: 14

lris Adrian, Louis DaPron, Pat Starling

Louis DaPron

18. Black Angel (1946)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 2,313

Louis DaPron, Pat Starling

19. Slightly Scandalous (1946)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

There are two twin brothers (actually triplets in the final scene), one of whom has three girls on a romantic string and is trying to sell a television show to a fountain pen manufacturer. ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Frederick Brady, Sheila Ryan, Paula Drew, Walter Catlett

Votes: 7

Louis DaPron

20. Are You with It? (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart, Lew Parker

Votes: 61

Louis DaPron, Donald O'Connor, George O'Hanlon; +choreographer

22. Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

A fast-talking salesman is "kidnapped" by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Penny Edwards

Votes: 123

Louis DaPron, Donald O'Connor; +choreographer

23. Sweetheart of the Campus (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A college Principal objects to a nightclub opening near his campus.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Ruby Keeler, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 113

++choreographer

24. Swing It Soldier (1941)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Musical, War

A DJ on radio station, who's husband is in the Army, gives her job to her twin sister, without letting anybody know about this.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Ken Murray, Frances Langford, Don Wilson, Blanche Stewart

Votes: 11

++choreographer

25. Go West, Young Lady (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Western

Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked bandid 'Pecos Pete'.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Glenn Ford, Ann Miller, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 264

++choreographer

26. When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942)

74 min | Comedy, Musical

War hero Johnny Kovacs works with his superiors to hide from a star crossed lover while on leave and falls in love while living at a boarding house.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Allan Jones, Jane Frazee, Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor

Votes: 41

++choreographer

27. Follow the Band (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

A farmer goes to New York to become a singer, has sucess and marries his neighbour's girl-friend.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Mary Beth Hughes, Leon Errol, Anne Rooney

Votes: 22

++choreographer

28. Mister Big (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Music

At the Davis School of the Theatre, run by Jeremy Taswell, where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley and Alice Taswell are in love. The students, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, Robert Paige

Votes: 53

++choreographer

29. Top Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

Musical in which a family puts on a show to boost the morale of the local factory workers.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Lillian Gish, Richard Dix

Votes: 39

++choreographer

30. Always a Bridesmaid (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

A detective, working undercover, joins a Lonely Hearts Club in order to to expose a swindler using it for nefarious reasons.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patric Knowles, Grace McDonald, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 21

++choreographer

31. Moonlight in Vermont (1943)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A poor country girl from Vermont travels to New York City to attend a theatrical school.

Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Gloria Jean, Ray Malone, George Dolenz, Fay Helm

Votes: 18

++choreographer

32. Chip Off the Old Block (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Music

The son of a strict Navy officer falls for the daughter of a musical-comedy star.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Ann Blyth, Helen Vinson

Votes: 35

++choreographer

33. This Is the Life (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

18-year-old Angela, reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy, receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Peggy Ryan, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 35

++choreographer

34. Ghost Catchers (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 119

++choreographer

35. The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Jimmie Monahan's father is absent to aid the war effort, young Jimmie works hard to lift his family's spirits. Finding he has a dancing and musical talent he organizes a show at the nearby aircraft plant to raise morale.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth

Votes: 63

++choreographer

36. Bowery to Broadway (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maria Montez, Jack Oakie, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey

Votes: 46

++choreographer

37. Night Club Girl (1945)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Two show-business wannabees get their big chance to show off their big-time act and talents in a nightclub,and bomb. Othet acts come on---endlessly---and do well, but the kids will be back.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Vivian Austin, Edward Norris, Maxie Rosenbloom, Minna Gombell

Votes: 5

++choreographer

38. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 1,139

++choreographer

39. Her Lucky Night (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

A fortune teller predicts Connie (Martha O'Driscoll) will find her true love sitting next to her in a move theatre. Conne buys two tickets on an aisle and tosses one of them away...and hopes for the best.

Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 22

++choreographer

40. Patrick the Great (1945)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

Talented youngster Pat Donahue is working in the Berkshires. He learns of a great part in New York City and auditions. But after winning the role he finds out it was originally intended for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Frances Dee, Donald Cook

Votes: 27

++choreographer

41. Blonde Ransom (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

Vicki Morrison is the niece of the irascible old scoundrel Uncle William Morrison. When Vicki's boyfriend and owner of a Broadway nightclub Duke Randall needs $63,000 in a hurry, Vicki ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Donald Cook, Virginia Grey, Pinky Lee, Collette Lyons

Votes: 6

++choreographer

42. That's the Spirit (1945)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, June Vincent, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 43

++choreographer

44. That Night with You (1945)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

A young singer becomes so desperate to appear on Broadway that she goes to a prominent producer and tells him that she is the daughter who resulted from his day-long marriage to a young woman he knew years ago.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Franchot Tone, Susanna Foster, David Bruce, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 30

++choreographer

45. Girl on the Spot (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Music

Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Lois Collier, Jess Barker, George Dolenz, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 14

++choreographer

46. The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

This musical tells the tales of two movie extras who abscond to an expensive resort with their costumes and pretend to be aristocrats. Included in the film are ice skating numbers and songs.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Sonja Henie, Olga San Juan, Dorothy Hart, Michael Kirby

Votes: 65

++choreographer

47. Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about over playing football.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Joshua Shelley

Votes: 62

++choreographer

48. There's a Girl in My Heart (1949)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Gay-Nineties musical set in NYC's Bowery and East-Side explores the life of its inhabitants---an Irish policeman and his tap-dancing daughter and music-hall wife; a German professor of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Lee Bowman, Elyse Knox, Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan

Votes: 8

++choreographer

49. Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

World War II veteran Clarence "Jigger" Millard forms a band with several other former GIs. The band fails to take off and he is forced to join a minstrel show headed by Colonel Wallace. He soon falls for Wallace's niece Chris Hall.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Lori Nelson

Votes: 101

++choreographer

50. The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.3