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Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

Approved | | Musical | 6 November 1942 (USA)
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), Ken Englund (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Vicky Lane
Carmen Miranda ... Rosita Murphy
John Payne ... Dan Christy
Cesar Romero ... Victor Prince
Charlotte Greenwood ... Phoebe Gray
Edward Everett Horton ... McTavish
Harry James ... Harry James
Harry James and His Orchestra ... The Music Makers (as Harry James and His Music Makers)
Bando da Lua ... Rosita's Six Brothers / Orchestra
Six Hits and a Miss Six Hits and a Miss ... Vocal Group
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Storyline

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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IN LIVING TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoixiatika kapritsia 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

The Gordon-Warren song "Run Little Raindrop, Run" sung by Betty Grable and John Payne was written specifically for "The Great American Broadcast" and was to be sung by Alice Faye. The reasons why it was not used in "Broadcast" is not clear although the sheet music was published with the words, "Sung by Alice Faye." See more »

Goofs

John Payne is wearing a wedding ring on his left hand through out the movie. This is peculiar because he is pursuing Betty Grabel in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Dan Christy: Give me another drink I can still hear ya.
McTavish: [as bartender] Uh, yes sir.
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Connections

Remake of Second Honeymoon (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

A Poem Set to Music
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Harry James and His Orchestra
Danced by Betty Grable and Cesar Romero
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One and a half hours of Technicolor bliss!
3 April 2003 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

I've just viewed the video of 'Springtime in the Rockies' for perhaps the 50th time and it just keeps getting better. My video runs for 87 minutes; just what is in the missing 4 minutes, if the stated 91 minutes running time is correct, I wonder?

What do I like about this movie? It is beautiful to look at with superb sound that sweeps you back to the 1940s. John Payne and Carmen Miranda never made a better movie. Harry James wisely performs with the band and has few lines. But, if I have to pick out one actor, it is the wonderful Charlotte Greenwood, she of the L O N G legs. Her solo on the dance floor is the highlight of the movie. Betty Grable is nice to look at as well, of course! Then we have Edward Everett Horton and a number of other fine supporting actors who go to make up one of the best musicals to come out of the war years.


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