Lady Be Good (1941) was a Black-and-white - Comedy Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Arthur Freed.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Song||Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II||Won|
Classic Films in Focus: LADY BE GOOD (1941)By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 16, 2013 From Virtual Virago
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod and an uncredited Busby Berkeley, Lady Be Good (1941) provides a perfectly entertaining example of the sort of light musical romance that doesn’t get a lot of acclaim these days but still has plenty to offer to viewers who are just looking for a good time. With sol... Read full article
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The song "The Last Time I Saw Paris" caused a lot of controversy when it won the Oscar for Best Song, because it was not written for this movie. After Tony Martin had a hit recording in 1940, MGM bought the rights to the song for use in this movie.
The original musical opened in New York on 1 December 1924, but this movie has a completely new story line and used only two of its songs.
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