Footlight Serenade

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Victor Mature plays an arrogant champion boxer who opts for an acting career on Broadway. He falls in love with his costar Betty Grable, who's secretly married to actor John Payne. Unwilling to make public her marriage lest it adversely affect her career, Grable is unsuccessful in fending off Mature's advance, which causes her hubby's blood to boil. As it happens, Payne is also in the show, cast as Mature's sparring partner, and it is within the bounds of this role that he gets his revenge on the pushy pugilist. With the three leading actors playing for laughs, one wonders why 20th Century-Fox put Phil Silvers in the picture.


Betty Grable
as Pat Lambert
John Payne
as Bill Smith
Victor Mature
as Tommy Lundy
Jane Wyman
as Flo LaVerne
James Gleason
as Bruce McKay
Cobina Jr. Wright
as Estelle Evans
Frank Orth
as Doorman
Charles Tannen
as Stage manager
George Dobbs
as Dance director
Harry Barris
as Composer
Trudy Marshall
as Secretary
Don Wilson
as Announcer
Wilbur Mack
as Boxing Commissioner
Russ Clark
as Referee
Frankie Van
as Referee
Hermes Pan
as Assistant dance director
Bud Mercer
as Dance Specialty
Jim Mercer
as Dance Specialty
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Critic Reviews for Footlight Serenade

All Critics (1) | Fresh (1)

  • The musical numbers and the pretty girls in the movie are pleasingly entertaining for the public. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Footlight Serenade

  • Jul 30, 2016
    Perky musical with Betty shining bright as usual. Both Payne and Mature play against her well but the real standout is Jane Wyman deep in her blonde showgirl phase, sprightly and fast with a quip.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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