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Director  Andrew L. Stone
Music director  Jack Yellen, Al Sherman
Country  United States
6.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Musical
Duration  
Language  English
Sensations of 1945 movie poster
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)
Similar movies  Related Andrew L Stone movies

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.

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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


Cast

  • Eleanor Powell as Ginny Walker
  • Dennis O'Keefe as Junior Crane
  • C. Aubrey Smith as Dan Lindsey
  • Eugene Pallette as Gus Crane
  • Mimi Forsythe as Julia Westcott
  • Lyle Talbot as Randall
  • Hubert Castle as The Great Gustafson
  • W.C. Fields as Himself
  • Sophie Tucker as Herself
  • Dorothy Donegan as Herself
  • The Christianis as Themselves
  • Pallenberg Bears as Themselves
  • Cab Calloway and His Band as Themselves
  • Woody Herman and His Band as Themselves
  • David Lichine as Himself
  • Richard Hageman as Pendergast
  • Marie Blake as Miss Grear
  • Stanley Andrews as Mr. Collins
  • "Uncle Willie" as Himself
  • Gene Rodgers as Himself
  • Mel Hall as Himself
  • Johnson Brothers as Themselves
  • Flying Copelands as Themselves
  • Les Paul Trio as Themselves
  • And Louise Currie, Constance Purdy, Wendell Niles, Anthony Warde
  • References

    Sensations of 1945 Wikipedia
    Sensations of 1945 IMDbSensations of 1945 themoviedb.org


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