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Saturday, September 19, 2009

MOON OVER MIAMI (1941)


All the Hollywood studios made three-girls-on-the-make pics, but 20th/Fox had an absolute mania for the formula. This iteration finds Betty Grable, Carole Landis & Charlotte Greenwood moving from Texas to Miami to grab a millionaire. Grable poses as an heiress and lands two suckers, Don Ameche & Robert Cummings while Landis & Greenwood give support. Fortunately, when Jack Haley uncovers the scam, the scheme’s collapse releases everyone to pair up romantically. Dance director Hermes Pan really puts Grable thru her paces on this one (she's more than up to the challenge) and he worked out a bright routine for Greenwood & Haley; even Ameche & Cummings show some charm under Walter Lang’s sympathetic megging. But the Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin songs fall flat and nothing sticks in your memory.

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