You Were Never Lovelier Overview:

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)

Best Music - ScoringLeigh HarlineNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated

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You Were Never Lovelier (1942): Hayworth and Astaire

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 11, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Buenos Aires conjures up a very specific Rita Hayworth film — the one that remains emblematic of her career and also typecasted her — you probably know it too, Gilda (1946). Thus, when You Were Never Lovelier opens in the same city, there’s this instant evocation in the parallel wo... Read full article

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 Acu?a (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 Acu?a: 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

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Quotes from

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

Robert 'Bob' Davis: When do I start dancing?
Eduardo Acuña: You do not start dancing.
Robert 'Bob' Davis: But didn't you come to see me about?
Eduardo Acuña: About one of my daughters. The one you so gallantly referred to as "the inside of a refrigerator"?
Robert 'Bob' Davis: Oh... but, I'm afraid I don't follow you.
Eduardo Acuña: She thinks you're in love with her.
Robert 'Bob' Davis: Would it be rude of me to inquire if there is any insanity in your family?

[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.

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Facts about

The song "On the Beam" was written for the film but not used.
Apparently features a 15-year-old Fidel Castro as an extra.
Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth rehearsed most of their routines in a funeral parlor.
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