Approved | | Musical, Romance
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.
Gene Kelly was originally scheduled to play Don, but he broke his ankle when he stamped his foot in anger after losing a volleyball game. It was at his suggestion that he be replaced by Fred Astaire. Cyd Charisse was up for the role of Nadine, but a torn ligament in either one or both of her knees forced her to drop out. She was replaced by Ann Miller. Although she had been a star for years, Judy Garland had never met Astaire before, and was afraid to speak to him until they were properly introduced.
Essie, Nadine's Maid: Oh, Mr. Hewes.
Don Hewes: Hello darling! Where are you?
Nadine Hale: Oh Don, I've been trying to call you.
Don Hewes: Uh, Essie, will you help me with these things please?
Don Hewes: Thank you. Well, I got all tied up with an Easter rabbit. Hello sweetheart.
Don Hewes: Here.
Don Hewes: .
Nadine Hale: Oh I wish you ...
Waiter in Mike's bar appears at the end of the bar, then when the camera changes shots, the waiter comes up to the opposite end of the bar.
Judy Garland sings "Mr. Monotony" in a sequence cut from the film. An excerpt from the number was included in That's Entertainment Part III (1994). The 2004 DVD box set release of all three That's Entertainment films includes a bonus DVD that includes the complete performance of this number.
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