Centennial Summer Overview:

Centennial Summer (1946) was a Historical - Musical Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.


A Kern musical about a family with two lovely daughters living in Philadelphia in 1876. The father invents clocks but earns his living working for the railroad. The two sisters become rivals for a handsome and charming young Frenchman who arrives in Philadelphia for the Exposition of 1876. The film features the Oscar-nominated song, "All Through the Day."

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IINominated

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Musical Monday: “Centennial Summer” (1946)

on Oct 21, 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, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “Centennial SummerR... Read full article

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"Two Hearts Are Better Than One" (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Johnny Mercer), intended for this film, was not used. Columbia Records issued Frank Sinatra's version of the song.
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