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      Springtime in the Rockies

      1942 1h 31m Musical Romance List
      Reviews 64% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Lovebirds Vicky Lane (Betty Grable) and Dan Christy (John Payne) make a marvelous Broadway musical team, but Dan's offstage flirtations prompt the duo to split up. Vicky reunites with her old lover (Cesar Romero), and a regretful Dan trails them to a hotel in the Rockies. When Dan gets mixed up with an exotic woman (Carmen Miranda), Vicky mistakenly thinks he's as much a womanizer as ever. Against a backdrop of singing and dancing, Dan struggles to clear things up and win back his gal. Read More Read Less

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      Mark R. Leeper rec.arts.movies.reviews The supporting cast is a lot more interesting than the main leads. Some great comic turns by Carmen Miranda and especially the great Edward Everett Horton. Rated: 6/10 Mar 8, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The best musical movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Light, frothy Fox Technicolor musical; Harry James & His Orchestra scored a huge hit with "I Had the Craziest Dream." Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member musical remake of the 1936 comedy Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member "Springtime in the Rockies" is another delightful 20th Century Fox musical, this time starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton, Cesar Romero, and Harry James. All of them are wonderful, but Grable really sparkled in this as Vicky Lane, a Broadway actress whose heart is broken by Dan (John Payne). She quits the show they're doing and teams up for a song and dance act with handsome Victor Prince (Romero). The show's producer (Jackie Gleason) is in need of backing for his next show, finds Dan in a bar, and insists that he get Vicky back to New York. She's currently performing at Lake Louise. Payne is drunk out of his mind, so the bartender (Horton) escorts him to the Canadian resort. Grable looks fantastic and dances with Romero beautifully. Romero was tall, handsome, a beautiful dancer, and could do drama (Captain from Castile) as well as comedy (Julia Misbehaves). He enjoyed a wonderful career but had he not been Cuban, his film work would probably not been limited to supporting roles. Payne is handsome and delightful, and Carmen Miranda as Rosita Murphy is very funny. The scenery is gorgeous, the music upbeat with lots of great trumpet-playing by Harry James, and the actors marvelous. "Springtime in the Rockies" is a real treat. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A Broadway musical is put on hiatus when their star, Vicky Lane (Betty Grable) dumps her fiancée (John Payne) after discovering that he had fling with another woman. She heads to the Canadian Rockies (!), Lake Louise of all places and her man follows. He schemes, along with several others (Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda, Edward Norton, and Charlotte Greenwood) to patch up the relationship and bring her back to New York. Predicable story that gets by marginally thanks to the supporting cast, especially Miranda. A little bit insulting the portrayal of Indians (since I am Canadian, Aboriginals do not nor have ever looked like that!). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member "Springtime in the Rockies" is an unusually good Betty Grable musical that is rumored to have put her in star status. Vicky Lane (Grable) and Dan Christy (Payne) are Broadway stars and partners that are engaged, but the relationship is getting strained because of Dan's many infidelities. Well, Vicky has had it, and turns to her old partner, Victor Prince (Romero), and then heads up to the Canadian Rockies to do a show with him. Determined to get her back, Dan goes up there to find her. But while drunk he hires a valet (Horton) who offers him good advice, which is a plus, but he also hires sexy Hispanic secretary Rosita Murphy (Miranda) which makes Vicky think he's back to his old ways. Things take an even worse turn when Vicky plans to marry Victor. Most of the Grable movies I've seen have been forgettable and mainly just a '40's crowd pleaser, but with "Springtime in the Rockies" I was pleasantly surprised of how cheery this movie is, and how good everything is. Because Betty was so popular was wartime audiences, she made movie after movie, and most of her movies were light on plot, good songs, and good acting, but thankfully here it has many good aspects. The plot is far from original, but the script is pretty witty throughout the movie as really keeps you entertained throughout all of the predictions. There isn't really a lot of songs in this movie, but a lot of dances, and all of the sequences are very good, every with Grable's few skills, and the Technicolor cinematography looks great as well which really adds a lot. The acting is very good, and Miranda and Greenwood give particularly funny performances. "Springtime in the Rockies" is a very happy musical that really does accomplish what I call "the all day euphoria". Look for a copy on YouTube. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Lovebirds Vicky Lane (Betty Grable) and Dan Christy (John Payne) make a marvelous Broadway musical team, but Dan's offstage flirtations prompt the duo to split up. Vicky reunites with her old lover (Cesar Romero), and a regretful Dan trails them to a hotel in the Rockies. When Dan gets mixed up with an exotic woman (Carmen Miranda), Vicky mistakenly thinks he's as much a womanizer as ever. Against a backdrop of singing and dancing, Dan struggles to clear things up and win back his gal.
      Director
      Irving Cummings
      Producer
      William LeBaron
      Genre
      Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 12, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 31m