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Lady in the Dark (1944) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by Richard Blumenthal.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hans Dreier, Raoul Pene du Bois; Interior Decoration: Ray MoyerNominated
Best CinematographyRay RennahanNominated
Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated

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Russell Paxton: "This is the end! The absolute end!"

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In the original Broadway production, Danny Kaye sang his famous patter song, "Tchaikovsky (And Other Russians)," in which he dashed off the names of 50 Russian composers in 39 seconds. By the time the movie version was made, Kaye was under contract with Samuel Goldwyn, and could not appear in the film. His role as the photographer, Russell Paxton, was given to Mischa Auer, and the "Tchaikovsky" number was dropped.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuray 29, 1945 with Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland reprising their film roles.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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