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Sensations of 1945 (1944)

Father and son press agents fail to see things eye to eye, in the final screen appearance of comedian W.C. Fields.

Director:

Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone)

Writers:

Frederick J. Jackson (story) (as Frederick Jackson), Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eleanor Powell ... Virginia 'Ginny' Walker
Dennis O'Keefe ... Junior Crane
C. Aubrey Smith ... Dan Lindsay
Eugene Pallette ... Gus Crane
Mimi Forsythe Mimi Forsythe ... Julia Westcolt
Lyle Talbot ... Randall
Hubert Castle Hubert Castle ... Olaf, The Great Gustafson
W.C. Fields ... W.C. Fields
Sophie Tucker ... Sophie Tucker
Dorothy Donegan Dorothy Donegan ... Dorothy Donegan
The Christianis The Christianis ... The Christianis
The Pallenberg Bears The Pallenberg Bears ... The Pallenberg Bears
Cab Calloway ... Cab Calloway (as Cab Calloway and His Band)
Woody Herman ... Woody Herman (as Woody Herman and His Band)
David Lichine David Lichine ... David
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Storyline

Father and son press agents fail to see things eye to eye, in the final screen appearance of comedian W.C. Fields.

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Genres:

Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sensations See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-issued in the early 1950s by Astor Pictures, the film was retitled simply "Sensations" and in tiny letters on the title card was the disclaimer "Formerly titled Sensations of 1945". The old nitrate prints were used and the section of the main title that was changed was inserted, thereby keeping the cost of the re-issue to a minimum. See more »

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A routine theater projector is used to project a Cab Calloway short subject on a New York City billboard several blocks away. Because of the focus and intensity of light required, this would be an impossibility anywhere, let alone in a well-lit area like Times Square. See more »

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Sophie Tucker sings two songs.
27 January 2005 | by jimstetSee all my reviews

Sophie Tucker was probably sixty years old when she filmed her scenes in "Sensations of 1945". My comments here will focus on her participation in this film. Sophie sings two songs in a nightclub setting that was filmed at Republic Studios facilities and released by United Artists. These songs are "Mammy O'Mine' and "You Can't Sew A Button On A Heart"; this last also recorded commercially for Decca by Sophie. Sophie is in full voice for Maceo Pinkard's song "Mammy O'Mine" and this appearance is a wonderful preservation of her singing style as well as her splendid appearance with her beautiful ensemble including fur cape, hat, jewelry , and 1940s upsweep coiffure. In fact, she looks like one of her many beautiful Maurice Seymour photographs taken through the years of her long career spent singing on the variety stages of the world.


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