You Were Never Lovelier

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A remake of an Argentine film 'the Gay Senorita , YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER was a follow-up to the 1942 hit You'll Never Get Rich , and marked the last screen pairing of Astaire and Hayworth. In YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER, she proves once again to be a... read more

A remake of an Argentine film 'the Gay Senorita , YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER was a follow-up to the 1942 hit You'll Never Get Rich , and marked the last screen pairing of Astaire and Hayworth. In YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER, she proves once again to be a stunning dancer, especially in 'shorty George and I m Old Fashioned, a sensuous moonlit duet with Astaire that is the high point of the film. LikeAstaire, Hayworth was a perfectionist and they spent days going over each number. It was difficult to find sufficient rehearsal space on Columbia's stages, so the studio rented a funeral parlor at a nearby Hollywood cemetery. Every time a funeral came through, rehearsals would stop until the last of the mourners had left! Their perfectionism paid off, however, in elegant and precise dance sequences. The score received an Academy Award(r) nomination, along with nominations for Best Sound and BestSong ( Dearly Beloved ) by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer. Hayworth wanted to do her own singing, but her voice was dubbed by Nan Wynna well-kept secret at the time. Nevertheless, Hayworth has goneon record saying that YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER was the favorite of all her films, second only to You'll Never Get Rich .

Original Release

11/19/1942

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Cast

Adolphe Menjou Eduardo Acuña
Fred Astaire Robert Davis
Larry Parks Tony - Lita's Boyfriend
Rita Hayworth Maria Acuña
Leslie Brooks Cecy Acuña
Adele Mara Lita Acuña
Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat
Isobel Elsom Mrs. Maria Castro
Gus Schilling Fernando
Barbara Brown Mrs. Delfina Acuña
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William A. Seiter

Writers

Delmer Daves, Michael Fessier, Carlos A. Olivari, Ernest Pagano, Sixto Pondal Ríos

Cast

Adolphe Menjou Eduardo Acuña
Fred Astaire Robert Davis
Larry Parks Tony - Lita's Boyfriend
Rita Hayworth Maria Acuña
Leslie Brooks Cecy Acuña
Adele Mara Lita Acuña
Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat
Isobel Elsom Mrs. Maria Castro
Gus Schilling Fernando
Barbara Brown Mrs. Delfina Acuña
Douglas Leavitt Juan Castro
Kirk Alyn Julia's Groom
Larry Arnold Wedding Guest
Stanley Brown Roddy - Cecy's Boyfriend
George Bunny Flower Man
Mary Field Louise - the Acuña Maid
George Ford Wedding Guest
James Ford One of Maria's Suitors
Kathleen Howard Grandmother Acuña
Frank McLure Wedding Guest

Producers

Editors

William A. Lyon

1943 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Nominated
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