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Second Chorus
- Fred Astaire

Overview - Director H.C. Potter keeps the pacing snappy in this musical comedy about two trumpet-playing buddies competing for gigs and for the heart of their lovely manager, Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard). When Ellen gets hired and moves away, the two decide to leave their college campus and follow her to New York.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director H.C. Potter keeps the pacing snappy in this musical comedy about two trumpet-playing buddies competing for gigs and for the heart of their lovely manager, Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard). When Ellen gets hired and moves away, the two decide to leave their college campus and follow her to New York. Once there, they have numerous misadventures while auditioning for a spot in conductor Artie Shaw's band. Artie Shaw confidently plays himself, and Fred Astaire and Charles Butterworth are both sweet and funny as Danny and Hank, the feuding friends. Some of the film's notable songs include "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life," "Poor Mr. Chisholm," and "Swing Concerto." Paulette Goddard and Fred Astaire have one breezy accomplished dance number in the film, which was shot in one take under protest from Goddard, who swore after hours of tutoring from the master that she just couldn't dance. The rest of the numbers are danced solo by Mr. Astaire who is a joy to watch.

Cast List

Charles Butterworth - American Actor
Fred Astaire - American actor/dancer, BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Frederick Austerlitz - American actor/dancer, BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Frank Melton - American Actor
Ian McLellan Hunter - Screenwriter
Ben Hecht - American Author/Screenwriter
Jimmy Conlin - American Character Actor
Jimmy Conlon - American Character Actor
James Conlon - American Character Actor
Johnny Mercer - Song Lyricist/Composer
Burgess Meredith - American actor
Artie Shaw - Band leader, musician
Paulette Goddard - American actress, SO PROUDLY WE HAIL!
Marion Levy - American actress, SO PROUDLY WE HAIL!
H.C. Potter - Director, MR.BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948)
Boris Morros
Robert Stillman
Frank Cavett - American screenwriter
Elaine Ryan - Screenwriter - Second Chorus
Adia Kuznetzoff

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 089218604392
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2004

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Musicals

Related Keywords:
Campus Life
Romance
Love Triangle

 
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Notes:
Filmed on location at a college in Los Angeles, California. Theatrical Release : January 3, 1941 LOVE OF MY LIFE was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Song.

 
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