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Damn Yankees (1958) was a Musical - Sports Film directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott and produced by Stanley Donen, George Abbott, Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringRay HeindorfNominated
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Musical Monday: Damn Yankees (1958)

on Oct 15, 2018 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: Damn Yankees?(1958) ? Musica... Read full article


Damn Yankees! (1958)

By Beatrice on Sep 1, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Damn Yankees! Directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen Written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop 1958/USA Warner Bros. presents a George Abbott and Stanley Donen Production Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Here is another movie I remember in black-and-white. ?I could still sing along with all ... Read full article


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Mr. Applegate: Well if you're referring to the rumor that in reality he is Shifty McCoy, I deny it emphatically.


Mr. Applegate: Wives! They cause me more trouble than the Methodist church.


Mr. Applegate: I see it all now! Ya doped me. But why? Why?
Lola: Because I love him!


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Right after the mambo number, as the male dancer (choreographer Bob Fosse) leaves the stage, the Joe Hardy character shakes the dancer's hand and says, "Great work, Fosse!"
When casting the film Damn Yankees!, the studio was initially interested in pursuing Cyd Charisse as Lola and Cary Grant as Applegate. In the end, Gwen Verdon won the right to recreate her stage role with Ray Walston, the devilish Applegate. Cyd was supposedly unavailable but later played the role on the legit stage.
The musical play "Damn Yankees" opened at the 46th Street Theater in New York City on May 5, 1955, and ran for 1,019 performances. Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Jean Stapleton, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, James Komack, Rae Allen, and Robert Shafer reprise their roles in the movie. "Damn Yankees" won the 1956 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Musical.
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