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Tonight and Every Night1945

Tonight and Every Night (1945)





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Based on a play by Leslie Storm, Tonight and Every Night is a musical wartime morale booster in which star Rita Hayworth is but one of a lively ensemble. Set in battle-scarred Britain, the action takes place in a seedy old music hall, which never misses a performance even at the height of the "blitz". Five times a day like clockwork, American-born entertainer Rosalind Bruce (Rita Hayworth) and her British cohorts put on a show for their ever-appreciative audiences. Along the way, a romance develops between Rosalind and RAF pilot Paul Lundy (Lee Bowman). Providing excellent support are Janet Blair as the troupe's plucky ingenue and Broadway alumnus Marc Platt as the entourage's resident eccentric dancer. The individual numbers are inventively staged, with one scene creatively harnessing the Technicolor process in an eye-popping manner seldom seen in 1940s films. All that Tonight and Every Night lacks is a memorable score, though Rita's solo number "Anywhere" enjoyed brief hit-parade popularity. Incidentally, one of the chorus girls is a slim-and-trim Shelley Winters!


Lee Bowman
as Squadron Leader Paul Lundy
Rita Hayworth
as Rosalind Bruce
Janet Blair
as Judy Kane
Professor Lamberti
as The Great Waldo
Stephen Crane
as Leslie Wiggins
Jim Bannon
as Life Photographer
Florence Bates
as May Tolliver
Ernest Cossart
as Sam Royce
Philip Merivale
as Rev. Gerald Lundy
Pat O'Moore
as David Long
Patrick O'Moore
as David Long
Gavin Muir
as Group Captain
Mildred Law
as Frenchie
Aminta Dyne
as Mrs. Peabody
Joy Harrington
as Mrs. Good
Ann Codee
as Annette
Dagmar Oakland
as Jolly Trio
Victor Travers
as Jolly Trio
Charles Meakin
as Jolly Trio
Gary Bruce
as American Soldier
Fred Graham
as American Soldier
David Thursby
as Scotch Soldier
John Bleifer
as Russian Sailor
Adele Jergens
as Show Girl
Tom Bryson
as English Sailor
Nigel Horton
as English Sailor
P.J. Kelly
as ARP Man
Stuart Nedd
as Petty Officer
John Heath
as British Sailor
Tony Marsh
as British Sailor
Richard Woodruff
as British Soldier
Richard Deane
as British Soldier
Wilson Benge
as News Vendor
Nelson Leigh
as British Army Officer
Alec Craig
as Englishman
David Clyde
as Police Sergeant
Queenie Leonard
as Cockney Woman
Frank Leigh
as Air Warden
Richard Haydn
as Specialty
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