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Director  George Seaton
Costume design  Kay Nelson, Rene Hubert
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Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genres  Musical, Musical comedy
Country  United States
Diamond Horseshoe movie poster
Cast  Betty Grable (Bonnie Collins), Dick Haymes (Joe Davis, Jr.), Phil Silvers (Blinkie Miller), William Gaxton (Joe Davis Sr.), Beatrice Kay (Claire Williams), Carmen Cavallaro (Himself (pianist))
Release date  May 2, 1945
Writer  Kenyon Nicholson (play), George Seaton
Similar movies  Betty Grable appears in Diamond Horseshoe and The Dolly Sisters
Tagline  The musical that outstrips them all

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Diamond Horseshoe (also billed as Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe) is a 1945 Technicolor musical film starring Betty Grable and Dick Haymes, directed by George Seaton, and released by 20th Century Fox.

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Background

Diamond Horseshoe is a remake of two previous films derived from the same story, The Barker (1928) and Hoop-La (1933). Grable played the role previously played by Dorothy Mackaill in The Barker and Clara Bow in Hoop-La. All are based on the 1928 play The Barker by Kenyon Nicholson.

Plot

Joe Davis Sr. performs in a big nightclub called Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe in the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan. He is visited by his son Joe Jr. who is a medical student. Joe Jr. tells his father that he wants to be in show business, much to his father's disapproval. Nevertheless, Joe Sr. gives his son a job at his club where Joe Jr. then becomes smitten with Bonnie Collins, the club's headlining act. Joe Sr. is spending too much time worrying about his son that he starts to neglect his own girlfriend Claire. Claire promises to give Bonnie a mink coat if she pretends to like and go out with Joe Jr., so that Joe Sr. will pay more attention to her. Things take a complicated turn when Bonnie actually does fall in love with Joe Jr. and they get married, again much to his father's disapproval.

Cast

  • Betty Grable as Bonnie Collins
  • Dick Haymes as Joe Davis Jr.
  • William Gaxton as Joe Davis Sr.
  • Beatrice Kay as Claire Williams
  • Phil Silvers as Blinkie Miller
  • Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Standish
  • Reception

    The film was very successful when it was released, but because of its high cost struggled to make a profit. Grable's other picture that year The Dolly Sisters was one of Fox's highest grossing films of 1945.

    References

    Diamond Horseshoe Wikipedia
    Diamond Horseshoe IMDb Diamond Horseshoe themoviedb.org


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