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Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby were friends of Fred Astaire from their early days together in vaudeville. Astaire said the film was one of his all-time favorites.
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The real Harry Ruby appears in a bit part as one of the baseball players. He is the one who catches the ball thrown by Red Skelton (as Harry Ruby) and tells "Ruby" to take it easy.
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Mrs. Carter DeHaven, a Broadway star, introduced the song "Who's Sorry Now". In the film Gloria DeHaven recreates her mother singing it.
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Vocals for Vera-Ellen were dubbed by Anita Ellis.
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The dress worn by Gale Robbins in the "All Alone Monday" number is the same dress worn by Ann Miller in the "Girl on the Magazine Cover" in Easter Parade (1948).
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In an interview Arlene Dahl said that her solo "I Love You So Much" was difficult because she had to remember the song lyric while descending a stair case without tripping. She said that Fred Astaire used to stop by rehearsal almost every day and give her tips on how to do it.
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Vocals for Debbie Reynolds were dubbed by Helen Kane.
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A billboard for the Marx Brothers in Animal Crackers (1930) is seen in the film.
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This film did very well at the box office, resulting in a profit of $1,252,000 ($12.6M in 2017) for MGM according to studio records.
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Near the end of the film, which is set in Southern California, Red Skelton as Harry Ruby says he's going to Wrigley Field to watch a doubleheader. He's referring to the original Wrigley Filed which was in Los Angeles. (In that time period, present-day Wrigley Field in Chicago was called Cubs Park.)
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Debbie Reynolds appeared in two films featuring the song You Are My Lucky Star: Three Little Words and Singin' In The Rain.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

According to supplementary material included on the DVD much of this film was fiction. Because Kalmar and Ruby got along well all their lives the writers had to make up some conflict to add interest. Ruby never ruined Kalmar's magic act, Kalmar never wrote a stage play so the friction between them over Ruby's sabotage never happened. They did not "discover" Helen Kane as a young girl on the sidewalk. The title song, "Three Little Words", was written for a movie and did not take years to complete. While Kalmar and Ruby did pursue careers apart for several years, they never had the clash shown in the movie and remained good friends all their lives. Kalmar died shortly after agreeing to let MGM make the movie but before filming began.
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