Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Tonight and Every Night (1945)





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Based on a play by Leslie Storm, Tonight and Every Night is a musical wartime morale booster in which star Rita Hayworth is but one of a lively ensemble. Set in battle-scarred Britain, the action takes place in a seedy old music hall, which never misses a performance even at the height of the "blitz". Five times a day like clockwork, American-born entertainer Rosalind Bruce (Rita Hayworth) and her British cohorts put on a show for their ever-appreciative audiences. Along the way, a romance develops between Rosalind and RAF pilot Paul Lundy (Lee Bowman). Providing excellent support are Janet Blair as the troupe's plucky ingenue and Broadway alumnus Marc Platt as the entourage's resident eccentric dancer. The individual numbers are inventively staged, with one scene creatively harnessing the Technicolor process in an eye-popping manner seldom seen in 1940s films. All that Tonight and Every Night lacks is a memorable score, though Rita's solo number "Anywhere" enjoyed brief hit-parade popularity. Incidentally, one of the chorus girls is a slim-and-trim Shelley Winters!
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Marc Platt
as Tommy Lawson
Rita Hayworth
as Rosalind Bruce
Philip Merivale
as Rev. Gerald Lundy
Richard Haydn
as Specialty
Gavin Muir
as Group Captain
Lee Bowman
as Squadron Leader Paul Lundy
Aminta Dyne
as Mrs. Peabody
Adele Jergens
as Show Girl
Leslie Brooks
as Angela
Florence Bates
as May Tolliver
Fred Graham
as American Soldier
Janet Blair
as Judy Kane
Alec Craig
as Englishman
Nelson Leigh
as British Army Officer
C. Montague Shaw
as Old Bobby
David Thursby
as Scotch Soldier
Ann Codee
as Annette
Patrick O'Moore
as David Long
Tom Bryson
as English Sailor
Ernest Cossart
as Sam Royce
Wilson Benge
as News Vendor
George Kirby
as Father
Queenie Leonard
as Cockney Woman
Jim Bannon
as Life Photographer
David Clyde
as Police Sergeant
John Bleifer
as Russian Sailor
Dagmar Oakland
as Jolly Trio
Stephen Crane
as Leslie Wiggins
Frank Leigh
as Air Warden
Edward Cooper
as Waiter
Pat O'Moore
as David Long
Victor Travers
as Jolly Trio
Sheila Roberts
as Barmaid
Joy Harrington
as Mrs. Good
Richard Woodruff
as British Soldier
Stuart Nedd
as Petty Officer
Charles Meakin
as Jolly Trio
Richard Deane
as British Soldier
Mildred Law
as Frenchie
Professor Lamberti
as The Great Waldo
Gary Bruce
as American Soldier
John Heath
as British Sailor
Tony Marsh
as British Sailor
P.J. Kelly
as ARP Man
Nigel Horton
as English Sailor
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Audience Reviews for Tonight and Every Night

Inspiring wartime musical based on London's Windmill Theatre; lovely score didn't produce any hits, but the song "Anywhere" was nominated for an Oscar.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

63/100. There is nothing extra ordinary about this musical. The plot is familiar, although the London blitz setting is a plus. The musical numbers are good but nothing special, although Rita Hayworths's "Anywhere" number is memorable. Good score. The color cinematography is a plus, overall though it's rather ordinary. Good support from Janet Blair and Florence Bates. Look for a very young Shelley Winters as a chorus girl.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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