Director Andrew L. Stone
Music director Jack Yellen, Al Sherman
Country United States
|Release date June 30, 1944 (1944-06-30)|
Writer Frederick J. Jackson (story), Andrew L. Stone, Dorothy Bennett
Genres Musical, Comedy, Black-and-white, Musical comedy
Cast Eleanor Powell (Virginia 'Ginny' Walker), Dennis O'Keefe (Junior Crane), C. Aubrey Smith (Dan Lindsay), Eugene Pallette (Gus Crane), Mimi Forsythe (Julia Westcolt), Lyle Talbot (Randall)
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Eleanor powell in sensations of 1945 1944
Sensations of 1945 is a 1944 American musical-comedy film directed by Andrew Stone. Released by United Artists, the film was an attempt to recapture the ensemble style of films such as Broadway Melody of 1936 by showcasing a number of top musical and comedy acts of the day, in a film linked together by a loose storyline. Sensations of 1945 stars dancer Eleanor Powell and Dennis O'Keefe as two rival publicists who fall in love, but the film's main purpose is to showcase a variety of different acts, ranging from tightrope walking to comedy to Powell's athletic tap dancing.
- Eleanor powell in sensations of 1945 1944
- David lichine eleanor powell tap routine from sensations of 1945
The picture is notable for several reasons. It was Powell's first and only film after leaving Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where she became a star nearly a decade earlier; it was also her final starring role in a film, after which she would only make a cameo in MGM's Duchess of Idaho in 1950 and some unused footage of her would appear in a 1946 MGM compilation, The Great Morgan. Powell's dance inside a giant pinball machine (as part of the song, "Spin Little Pinball") has been cited by critics variously as both a highlight and as the nadir of her film career.
W.C. Fields makes his final movie appearance before his death in 1946.
Other performers in the film include Sophie Tucker, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Donegan, Cab Calloway, Gene Rodgers, Woody Herman, and Les Paul. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music Scoring.
David lichine eleanor powell tap routine from sensations of 1945
ReferencesSensations of 1945 Wikipedia
Sensations of 1945 IMDbSensations of 1945 themoviedb.org