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Best Foot Forward (1943) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Edward Buzzell and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Musical Monday: “Best Foot Forward” (1943)

on Sep 14, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Best Foot Forward? ?Musical... Read full article


Best Foot Forward (1943)

By Lindsey on Mar 1, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Best Foot Forward (1943): 2/5 Bud Hooper (Tommy Dix) is a cadet at Winsocki Military Academy. He invites Lucille Ball to be his date at one of the Academy’s dances. Not expecting a reply, he invites his girlfriend Helen (Virginia Weidler) and turns her name into the academy for approval. His e... Read full article


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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 1 October 1941 and had 326 performances. The opening night cast included Nancy Walker, who originated her movie role in the play, and June Allyson, Kenny Bowers, Tommy Dix, Jack Jordan and Stanley Donen, all of whom are also in this film but with different roles; and Rosemary Lane. Gil Stratton was brought out to Hollywood at the same time but appeared in Girl Crazy instead, although some say he had a small role in this film. A 1963 off-Broadway revival starred Liza Minnelli.
MGM bought the rights to the musical from Columbia Pictures for $150,000. Columbia studio head Harry Cohn hoped to star Rita Hayworth and Shirley Temple in the roles eventually played by Lucille Ball and Virginia Weidler.
Stanley Donen's movie debut.
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