You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
as Bob Davis
as Maria Acuna
as Eduardo Acuna
as Cecy Acuna
as Lita Acuna
as Mrs. Maria Castro
as Mrs. Delfina Acuna
as Juan Castro
as Julia Acuna
as Grandmother Acuna
as Flower Man
as Band Singer
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Critic Reviews for You Were Never Lovelier
Rita Hayworth proves to be a good partner for Fred Asatire in this enjoyable, Oscar-nominated musical, with good songs and numbers (Dearly Beloved by Jerome Kern).
Audience Reviews for You Were Never Lovelier
"You Were Never Lovelier" from 1042 starring the very taletned dancer Fred Astaire and the beautiful Rita Hayworth. This musical comedy centers in South America where a wealthy businessman whom owns a hotel is looking to marry off his next in line daughter (Hayworth). This will be done by him posing as a suiter and sending lovely letters and flowers and then enters the dancer (Astaire) whom is looking to get a job at the nightclub in the hotel and then poses as the letter writer....a lovely musical score and dance numbers for a sweet film.
OK, so the plot is kind of meh, but I'll add on an extra half star just for the dancing of Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Fred and Rita always struck me as a slightly odd pairing when you put them together, but Rita was Fred's favourite dancing partner and their chemistry and the great choreography make the film. I just want to mention Gus Shilling who played the slighty camp secretary, who was the most hilarious aspect between the musical numbers.
First off, Rita Hayworth is very, very beautiful. Shocking, yes, I know. She is also very talented at singing and dancing. The story is pretty ridiculous, but it's also enjoyable in that old school everything-is-allright sort of way classic movies like this project often. Astaire and Hayworth don't really dance much together in the film; when they do it's pretty fantastic, but none of the songs themselves stand out to me. There's a few good little moments of humor as well. More light, fluffy fun from Astaire.
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