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You'll Never Get Rich

1941 1h 28m Musical Comedy List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 59% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Martin Cortland (Robert Benchley), a philandering Broadway producer, is caught by his wife buying a gift for a chorus dancer, Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). To save his marriage, Martin insists that dancer Bob Curtis (Fred Astaire) bought the gift, and sets the two up on date. Soon after, Bob is drafted into World War II and sent to boot camp. When Sheila travels to the camp to perform for the troops and visit her real boyfriend, Tom (John Hubbard), she and Bob fall in love. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Astaire's best musicals (of which Top Hat is the pinnacle of perfection) were never stingy with the comic quota, and this one is no exception. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 10, 2022 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A film that's easy to recommend based on its stars alone, and the jazzy Cole Porter score makes for a toe-tapping good time. Rated: 3/4 Jun 4, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com The first teaming of Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth has some nice numbers by Cole Porter, but it's not as good a musical as their second and last one. Rated: C+ Aug 16, 2012 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Lesser Astaire, but still way above average for any musical. Rated: 4/5 Mar 14, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A leaden musical/comedy, built around a series of misunderstandings. Rated: C Mar 7, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Predictable but inoffensive. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Blobbo X Young Rita Hayworth at her most beautifullist. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/08/23 Full Review Janet W Not the best of the two Astair-Hayworth pairings. Good dancing but the plot is way too convoluted, even for a Fred Astaire movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/25/23 Full Review william d The story ain't much, but hey, Fred and Rita together. What more do you need? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I had great fun with this musical, although it's a bit thin on songs. The plot is mostly just a vehicle to get to the good stuff: the dancing. Having Fred Astaire's character be a choreographer allows the musical numbers to be inserted in a totally diegetic way. Fred and Rita are incredibly charming when they dance together. They're both just a complete joy to watch. I found Frieda Inescort highly amusing as Julia, Martin's long-suffering, skeptical wife. The film is generally very funny, and I had a lot of laugh-out-loud moments; however, the character who babbles nonsense words to confuse people was a bit grating to me (the first few times this happened I feared I was having a stroke), and this type of humor was definitely overused, to the point of giving it the last word in the film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Fred dancing is always nice to watch, even when the story doesn't intrigue me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Martin Cortland (Robert Benchley), a philandering Broadway producer, is caught by his wife buying a gift for a chorus dancer, Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). To save his marriage, Martin insists that dancer Bob Curtis (Fred Astaire) bought the gift, and sets the two up on date. Soon after, Bob is drafted into World War II and sent to boot camp. When Sheila travels to the camp to perform for the troops and visit her real boyfriend, Tom (John Hubbard), she and Bob fall in love.
Director
Sidney Lanfield
Producer
Samuel Bischoff
Screenwriter
Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano
Production Co
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 15, 2010
Runtime
1h 28m
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