Danny Kaye is reliably irritating in UP IN ARMS, a musical worth one great number. In this case, “Tess’s Torch Song” with Dinah Shore
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A couple of worthwhile scenes from the 1946 Cole Porter biopic NIGHT AND DAY with Cary Grant.
First, an amazing tap number featuring a specialty named Estelle Sloan. If anybody knows, I’d like to find out if the spinning move is called something other than spinning-around-real-fast:
Then there’s Mary Martin doing her signature song “My Heart Belongs To Daddy.” I think this was what was called “risqué:
Once you’ve seen these, you can probably skip NIGHT AND DAY.
Trivia: Mary Martin was the mother of recently passed actor Larry Hagman, I Dream of Genie and J.R. Ewing
Cant believe the synchronicity is this number. Fred Astaire w/Vera Ellen in Three Little Words. 1950 movie with vaudeville era dancing
Warner Bros musicals didnt have the celebrity names like MGM, but this is a great number from “The Time The Place And The Girl”, 1946. Very catchy
I think Gene Nelson was WBs version of MGMs Gene Kelly: dance, voice, looks, atheleticism, not to mentions Genes. This isnt the best production number, but it’s one of a kind