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The Gang's All Here (1943) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Busby Berkeley and produced by William LeBaron and William Goetz.

The Gang's All Here was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2014.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: James Basevi, Joseph C. Wright; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleNominated
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Edie Allen: Hear the orchestra?
Andy Mason: Yeah, where's it coming from?
Edie Allen: Where's your imagination?


Mrs. Peyton Potter: Well old swoopy, swapping swoops at your age what have you got to say about that?
Peyton Potter: I told you darling we were simply discussing investments.


Peyton Potter: [inspecting lipstick on his handkerchief] Hmm... ketchup?
Mrs. Peyton Potter: No doubt. And from a Brazilian tomato.


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The production number "The Lady In The Tutti-Frutti Hat" ran into problems with the censors. The Hayes office at first considered the way the gigantic bananas were held in front of the dancers as being too "phallic". The problem was resolved by having the dancers hold the bananas at waist level rather than at hip level.
On loan from MGM, Busby Berkeley, directing and choreographing this Twentieth Century-Fox musical, was given his first opportunity to work using perfected, three-strip Technicolor. Thirteen years before, Mr. Berkeley had choreographed for producer Samuel Goldwyn the Eddie Cantor frolic, Whoopee!, shot in early Technicolor.
Alice Faye was pregnant with her second daughter during the filming of this movie.
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