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The Belle of New York (1952) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

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The Belle of New York (1952)

By Cameron on Jan 22, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.newlinetheatre.com/musicalcomedy.html In 1897, a musical called “The Belle of New York” by Hugh Morton premiered on Broadway. It was the story of an earnest Salvation Army girl who captures the attention of a playboy and tames his wildness. (It’s Guys and Dolls with... Read full article


The Belle of New York (1952)

By Cameron on Jan 22, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.newlinetheatre.com/musicalcomedy.html In 1897, a musical called “The Belle of New York” by Hugh Morton premiered on Broadway. It was the story of an earnest Salvation Army girl who captures the attention of a playboy and tames his wildness. (It’s Guys and Dolls with... Read full article


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Quotes from

Charlie Hill: Can I have a magazine? I'll treasure this all my life, I'll sleep with it under my pillow.
Angela Bonfils: It would do you more good if you read it.


Charlie Hill: Peanuts. I only wish they were diamonds.
Angela Bonfils: That's silly, you can't eat diamonds.
Charlie Hill: Diamonds buy a lot of peanuts.
Angela Bonfils: I got a lot of peanuts.


Mrs. Phineas Hill: And when you leave, take Buffalo Bill with you!


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Facts about

The song "I Love to Beat the Big Bass Drum" was written for the film but not used.
Mae West was considered for the part of Mrs. Hill, but wanted too much money. Fifi D'Orsay and Beatrice Lillie were the next choices, but both turned down the role before it went to Marjorie Main.
The song "Baby Doll" was composed by Harry Warren/Johnny Mercer for "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" but deleted before release. The DVD special features of that film include part of the number sung by Gene Kelly and danced by Kelly and Esther Williams. The new version sung by Fred Astaire and danced by Astaire and Vera-Ellen is exactly the same, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
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