Second Chorus (1940) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by H.C. Potter and produced by Fred Astaire, Boris Morros and Robert Stillman.
Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Artie Shaw||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Artie Shaw; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer||Nominated|
Second Chorus (1940)By Emily on Jul 3, 2013 From The Vintage Cameo
In preparation for TCM’s absolutely apocalyptic rare musical schedule?in the past few weeks, I had to start ticking through some of the features I’d taped earlier in the month to clear some space on my DVR. Getting low on DVR space is typically a great motivator for me to watch movies... Read full article
Musical Mondays: “Second Chorus” (1940)on Jun 17, 2013 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, I?m starting a weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical:? “Second Cho... Read full article
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J. Lester Chisholm: I don't like cigars.
Hank Taylor: Don't you worry about it! I'll smoke it myself.
Danny O'Neill: [hiding himself] What'ya think you're doing under this bed?
Hank Taylor: Looking for a collar button.
Danny O'Neill: It seems to me I smell a mouse.
Ellen Miller: Somewhere around the house.
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The trumpet part for Fred Astaire was dubbed by Bobby Hackett.
Cut from the movie was "Me and the Ghost Upstairs" (music by Bernard Hanighen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer), sung by Fred Astaire and danced by him with the film's dance director, Hermes Pan, who was covered by a sheet. The prerecording and rehearsal footage still exist. Mr. Astaire's commercial waxing, initially released by Columbia Records on a single, has been reissued on two import CD box sets: "The Centenary Collection" from by the British label Castle Pulse, and "Songs & Pictures 1928-1944" on EPM Music, a French company.
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