You Were Never Lovelier

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The second and last of the Fred Astaire-Rita Hayworth vehicles, You Were Never Lovelier takes place in Argentina courtesy of the Columbia Pictures art-direction department. Fred plays an American dancer whose fondness for betting on horse races has left him broke. Rita is the daughter of wealthy Argentinian nightclub owner Adolphe Menjou, who has vowed that his daughters will marry in the order of their ages-and since older sister Leslie Brooks is about to walk to the altar, Rita is next in line. To encourage his...
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The second and last of the Fred Astaire-Rita Hayworth vehicles, You Were Never Lovelier takes place in Argentina courtesy of the Columbia Pictures art-direction department. Fred plays an American dancer whose fondness for betting on horse races has left him broke. Rita is the daughter of wealthy Argentinian nightclub owner Adolphe Menjou, who has vowed that his daughters will marry in the order of their ages-and since older sister Leslie Brooks is about to walk to the altar, Rita is next in line. To encourage his daughter to seek out an eligible husband, Menjou sends Rita unsigned love notes so that she'll think she has a secret admirer. Through a series of misunderstandings that could only happen in the movies, Rita becomes convinced that Fred is the man who's been plying her with notes and gifts. Menjou hires the impoverished Astaire as a potential son-in-law. Fred bridles at the thought of being a "bought spouse," but changes his mind when he falls in love with Rita on his own.
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All Movie Guide - Hal Erickson
Based on an Argentinian film of the 1930s, the plot of You Were Never Lovelier is as forgettable as it is frothy. So forget the storyline and revel in the Astaire-Hayworth dance duets, the specialty numbers by bandleader Xavier Cugat and the Jerome Kern-Johnny Mercer score, including such standards-to-be as "Dearly Beloved" and "I'm Old Fashioned."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/1997
  • UPC: 043396604018
  • Original Release: 1942
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred Astaire Robert Davis
Rita Hayworth Maria Acuna
Adolphe Menjou Eduardo Acuna
Larry Parks Tony
Xavier Cugat Himself
Adele Mara Lita Acuna
Leslie Brooks Cecy Acuna
Isobel Elsom Maria Castro
Barbara Brown Delfina Acuna
Douglas Leavitt Juan Castro
Catherine Craig Julia Acuna
Kathleen Howard Grandmother Acuna
Mary Field Louise
Stanley Brown Roddy
Kirk Alyn Suitor
George Bunny Flower Man
Adele Mann
Ralph Peters Chauffeur
Lina Romay Singer
Gus Schilling Fernando
Miguelito Valdes Band Singer
Technical Credits
William Seiter Director
Fred Astaire Choreography
Lionel Banks Art Director
Delmer Daves Screenwriter
Norman Deming Asst. Director
Louis Edelman Producer
Michael Fessier Screenwriter
Leigh Harline Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerome Kern Score Composer
William Lyon Editor
Johnny Mercer Score Composer
Ernest Pagano Screenwriter
Val Raset Choreography
Rudolph Sternad Art Director
Ted Tetzlaff Cinematographer
Frank A. Tuttle Set Decoration/Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Astaire is Astaire and Hayworth is beautiful

    While this is certainly not one of Fred Astaire's great musicals it is worth seeing if only to oogle Rita Hayworth. It is also great to see Adolphe Menjou one of the best character actors ever. A lot of fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Your Were Never Lovlier

    Pleasant to watch. Rita Hayworth looked beautiful. Fred Astaire showed his usual dance talent.

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    Posted October 20, 2009

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