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Step Lively (1944)

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Release Date: Jul 26, 1944 Wide

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Previously filmed as a so-so Marx Brothers vehicle in 1938, the John Murray-Alan Boretz Broadway hit Room Service was effectively musicalized in 1944 as Step Lively. The plot remains intact: Fly-by-night theatrical producer Gordon Miller (Groucho Marx in the 1938 film, George Murphy in the remake) struggles to keep his production and cast together, despite severe deficiencies in the money department. Hotel-chain supervisor Wagner (Adolphe Menjou) threatens to throw Miller and his actors off the

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Musical & Performing Arts, Classics

Warren Duff

May 13, 2008

Warner Home Video

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Without the Marx Brothers, the music improves but the comedy proves witless.

May 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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...empty-headed, to be sure, but it's also breezy, lightweight, antic fun

May 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Sinatra is in fine voice but this musical is minor in almost every way. A good supporting cast is wasted.
September 22, 2010
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