Coney Island

Coney Island

Director: Walter Lang Cast: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero

DVD (Full Frame)

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Overview

Everything clicks in this tuneful, colorful and profitable Betty Grable musical. The star plays Katie Farley, a gyrating saloon entertainer in turn-of-the-century New York. Convinced that Katie is destined for Bigger Things, Coney Island impresario Eddie Johnson (George Montgomery) tries to turn the raucous song-and-dance girl into a refined entertainer, at one point handcuffing her wrists and ankles so she'll be forced to rely on her voice rather than her undulations. Sure enough, Katie becomes a high-class Broadway star under the aegis of showman Willie Hammerstein (Matt Briggs) -- and equally sure enough, she and Eddie grow apart. After a desultory romance with Eddie's rival, slick saloon owner Joe Rocco (Cesar Romero), Katie eventually returns to the arms of the man she truly loves, as comedy relief Frankie (Phil Silvers) looks on in myopic glee. Among the musical highlights of Coney Island is Betty's delightful rendition of the old chestnut "Cuddle Up a Little Closer." The film was remade, again with Grable, as Wabash Avenue (1950).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2013
UPC: 0024543873877
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 13,190

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Grable Kate Farley
George Montgomery Eddie Johnson
Cesar Romero Joe Rocco
Phil Silvers Frankie
Charles Winninger Finnegan
Matt Briggs William Hammerstein
Paul Hurst Louie
Frank Orth Bartender
Phyllis Kennedy Dolly
Carmen D'Antonio Dancer
Hal K. Dawson Cashier
Andrew Tombes Carter
Harry Seymour Piano Player
Byron Foulger Organist
Alec Craig Man
Buddy Williams Singing Waiter
Angela Blue Dancer
Mary R. Stewart Dancer

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
Alfred Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Hermes Pan Choreography
William Perlberg Producer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
George Seaton Screenwriter
Robert L. Simpson Editor

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