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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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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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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

Final film of W.C. Fields. See more »

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Circus in the Sky
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Music by Al Sherman
Lyrics by Harry Tobias
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Entertaining musical performances
7 March 2010 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Ginny (Eleanor Powell) takes over an agency and books various acts to impress Gus (Eugene Palette) and Junior (Dennis O'Keefe). She also helps open a club for Dan (C Aubrey Smith). Ginny and Junior spar with each other but will they get together in the end? There can only be one outcome!

The story is an excuse to string together various entertainer routines, the worst being WC "potato nose" Fields who performs a dreadful skit and a very bland song called "Penny Arcade". However, this is offset by great dance routines (2 with Eleanor Powell), some good circus performers with an impressive tightrope walker Olaf (Hubert Castle) and a very good middle "black" section with Cab Calloway and 2 piano players which is the standout part of the film. Sophie Tucker appears for 2 numbers at the end, so this will please those of you who like those unfunny songs that are more spoken - the kind of thing that Victoria Wood does now. Overall, the dancing and entertainment lift this film past the "OK" category and it is worth another watch.


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