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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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Mrs. Phineas Hill: All the cheques I've written to Charles, five of them. Supposedly for his pet charities. Well I'm through being charitable to everyone he pets.


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.


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.


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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.
A scene with a dance to "When I'm Out With the Belle of New York," by Vera- Ellen and chorus, was cut from the film.
Fred Astaire had been set for the lead for this film since the mid-1940s by producer Arthur Freed. The film was originated as a project for Astaire and Judy Garland. But since the two stars had overlapping film schedules, the project never materialized until the early 1950's with Astaire and Vera-Ellen.
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Also directed by Charles Walters




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Also released in 1952




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