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You Were Never Lovelier (1942) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by Louis F. Edelman.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringLeigh HarlineNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated
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Happy Films: You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

By Judy on May 22, 2016 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

When asked to pick a film that I’d equate with ice cream for a sweet-inspired blogathon, I recalled the Rita Hayworth-Fred Astaire confection, You Were Never Lovelier. The plot is so silly: a sexist father, Eduardo Acuña (Adolphe Menjou), creates an imaginary secret admirer for his daughter, M... Read full article


You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

By Beatrice on Sep 2, 2014 From Flickers in Time

You Were Never Lovelier Directed by William Seiter Written by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, and Delmer Davies from a story by Carlos Olivari and Sixto Pondal Rios 1942/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental Eduardo Acuña: I consider that a very fortunate coincidence, my dea... Read full article


Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire on the set of “You Were Never Lovelier” (1942)

By Art on Dec 30, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

“You Were Never Lovelier” (1942 – Columbia Pictures) is a musical comedy starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou and Xavier Cugat, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The film was directed by William A. Seiter.  ”You Were Never Lovelier” ... Read full article


Weddings in Film ~ Traditions ~ You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

By Google profile on Jun 15, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. My Weddings in Film series explores the different stages of getting married as seen through classic movies. The third film, You Were Never Lovelier (1942), takes a look at wedding trad... Read full article


“You Were Never Lovelier” (1942) with Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

By Art on May 5, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

HAYWORTH–never lovelier! ASTAIRE–never more exciting! KERN’S MUSIC–never more inspired! “You Were Never Lovelier” (Columbia Pictures) is a 1942 Hollywood musical comedy film, set in Buenos Aires. The movie stars Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou and... Read full article


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Quotes from

[discussing their daughter]
Eduardo Acuña: Maria is going to wait until the right man comes along.
Mrs. Delfina Acuña: Why should she? I didn't.


Mrs. Delfina Acuña: I wish you wouldn't speak while I'm interrupting.


Eduardo Acuña: What's gotten into you, Maria? Nice girls don't act this way.
Maria Acuña: [Naughtily] Nice girls don't feel the way I do.
Eduardo Acuña: Why, you're brazen!
Maria Acuña: How could I be... with a heart like an ice cube?


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Facts about

The character played by Fred Astaire says he is from Omaha, Nebraska- Astaire's real-life birthplace.
The dance to "You Were Never Lovelier" was cut from the film after the previews.
Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth rehearsed most of their routines in a funeral parlor.
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