Meet Me After the Show

Meet Me After the Show

Director: Richard Sale

Cast: Betty Grable, MacDonald Carey, Rory Calhoun

     
 

Delilah and Jeff (Betty Grable and MacDonald Carey) are a successful show-business team, but less successful as husband and wife. Finding that her producer hubby is unfaithful, musical-comedy star Delilah walks out on him, heading for Miami, where she got her start. In the process, Delilah feigns amnesia, then inaugurates a romance with a Miami playboy (Rory Calhoun).… See more details below

Overview

Delilah and Jeff (Betty Grable and MacDonald Carey) are a successful show-business team, but less successful as husband and wife. Finding that her producer hubby is unfaithful, musical-comedy star Delilah walks out on him, heading for Miami, where she got her start. In the process, Delilah feigns amnesia, then inaugurates a romance with a Miami playboy (Rory Calhoun). His jealousy aroused, Jeff heads to Miami to reclaim his wife, but she leads him on quite a merry chase until she finally allows herself to get caught. One of several 20th Century-Fox musicals produced by comedian George Jessel, Meet Me After the Show is a standard-issue Betty Grable vehicle, highlighted by several sprightly musical numbers, including a captivating routine with Grable and an uncredited Jack Cole and Gwen Verdon.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Fans of Betty Grable and devotees of Hollywood musicals are the best bet for Meet Me After the Show, a paper thin musical comedy that is saved by its exuberant dance numbers. Most Hollywood musicals of the period tended to have script problems, and 20th Century Fox's were particularly guilty of this; the studio tended to find what worked best for a star like Grable and then build variation after variation on it. Show at least has some good gags in it and some amusing situations to carry it along between numbers -- but it's definitely the musical pieces that make the film worth looking. Choreographed by the singular Jack Cole, Show has even more dancing than is usual in a Grable picture, and it shows her off to very good effect. Grable responds well to the demands Cole, a notorious taskmaster, makes and comes out shining. Even when she's having to share the stage with the then-unknown but still formidable Gwen Verdon, Grable holds her own and then some. (Fans of Cole's work in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will especially enjoy the "No Talent Joe" number.) The Jule Styne-Leo Robin score is a bit of a letdown; it's serviceable but not especially memorable. But as long as it gives Grable a chance to cut loose, no one's going to complain too much.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2013
UPC:
0024543877974
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
8,188

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Grable Delilah Lee
MacDonald Carey Jeff Ames
Rory Calhoun David Hemingway
Eddie Albert Christopher Leeds
Fred Clark Tim Wayne
Lois Andrews Gloria Carstairs
Irene Ryan Tillie
Steven Condos Dancer
Jerry Brandow Dancer
Arthur Walge Joe
Edwin Max Charles (chauffeur)
Robert Nash Barney
Don Kohler Airline clerk
Rodney Bell Dr. Wheaton
Harry Antrim Judge
Lovyss Bradley Wardrobe mistress
Jewel Rose Hairdresser
Carol Savage Secretary
Michael Darrin Orchestra Leader
Joe Haworth George, doorman
Perc Launders Turnkey
Dick Cogan Man
Al Murphy Process Server
William Newell Stage Manager
Max Wagner Doorman
Gwen Verdon Dancer

Technical Credits
Richard Sale Director,Screenwriter
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Jack Cole Choreography
Ken Darby Score Composer
W. Scott Darling Original Story
George Jessel Producer
Erna Lazarus Original Story
Mary Loos Screenwriter
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Jule Styne Score Composer
William Travilla Costumes/Costume Designer
Gwen Verdon Choreography
J. Watson Webb Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Joseph C. Wright Art Director

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