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Coney Island is a 1943 American Technicolor musical film released by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Betty Grable in one of her biggest hits. A "gay nineties" musical (set in that time period) it also featured George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, and Phil Silvers, was choreographed by Hermes Pan, and was directed by Walter Lang. Betty Grable also starred in the 1950 remake, Wabash Avenue.

Coney Island
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Original film poster
Directed byWalter Lang
Produced byWilliam Perlberg
Written byGeorge Seaton
StarringBetty Grable
George Montgomery
Cesar Romero
Charles Winninger
Phil Silvers
Music byOriginal music:
Ralph Rainger
Non original music:
Otto Harbach
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byRobert Simpson
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
June 11, 1943 (1943-06-11)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1.62 million
Box office$3.5 million (US rentals)[1]

In 1944, the year after the film was released, it was nominated for an Oscar for Alfred Newman in the category of Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

The film is also known as: Coney Island in Sweden, L'île aux plaisirs in France, L'isola delle sirene in Italy, San oneiro in Greece, Se necesitan maridos in Spain and Tivolin kaunotar in Finland.

Contents

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

  • "Take It from There"
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
  • "Beautiful Coney Island"
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
  • "Miss Lulu from Louisville"
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
  • "Get the Money"
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
  • "There's Danger in a Dance"
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
  • "Old Demon Rum"
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
  • "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)"
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Junie McCree
  • "Cuddle Up a Little Closer"
Words by Otto A. Harbach (as O.A. Hauerbach)
Music by Karl Hoschna (as Karl L. Hoschna)
  • "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff Jr.
  • "Pretty Baby"
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne and Tony Jackson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
  • "The Darktown Strutters' Ball"
Written by Shelton Brooks

Radio adaptationEdit

Coney Island was presented on Lux Radio Theatre September 30, 1946. Grable reprised her screen role. Victor Mature and Barry Sullivan also starred in the adaptation.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
  2. ^ "Lux Star". Harrisburg Telegraph. September 28, 1946. p. 19. Retrieved October 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  

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