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Lady Be Good (1941)

Lady Be Good





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The 1924 George Gershwin stage hit Lady Be Good was brought to the screen by MGM; any resemblance (beyond the Gershwin score) to the original play is purely accidental. The MGM scriveners came up with a new story concerning married songwriters Ann Sothern and Robert Young, who can't live with each other and can't live without each other. Top billing goes to dancing star Eleanor Powell, who certainly deserves it. Red Skelton is around and about as well, inserting a few much-needed laughs. While such Gershwin songs as "So Am I", "Fascinating Rhythm" and "Hang on Me" are well showcased, the hit of the evening is a new song by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, the Oscar-winning "The Last Time I Saw Paris". Our favorite scene: Ann Sothern and Robert Young composing "Lady be Good" out of thin air in two minutes flat!more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vincente Minnelli, Arnold Auerbach, Robert MacGunigle, Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 1991


Robert Young
as Edward Crane
Ann Sothern
as Dixie Donegan Crane
Eleanor Powell
as Marilyn Marsh
John Carroll
as Buddy Crawford
Lionel Barrymore
as Judge Murdock
Red Skelton
as Joe `Red' Willet
Tom Conway
as Mr. Blanton
Dan Dailey
as Bill Pattison
Reginald Owen
as Max Milton
Rose Hobart
as Mrs. Carter Wardley
Warren Berry
as Berry Brother
Nyas Berry
as Berry Brother
James Berry
as Berry Brother
Doris Day
as Debutante
Edward Gargan
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Lady Be Good

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lady Be Good

Charming, fluffy musical with good music and sprightly performances. That Eleanor Powell sure could dance.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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