Sensations of 1945

Sensations of 1945

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Overview

Sensations of 1945

Originally titled simply Sensations, this musical comedy was the final starring film for dancer Eleanor Powell and the final film, period, for comedian W.C. Fields. Powell is the prize client of flamboyant press agent Eugene Pallette. Dennis O'Keefe, Pallette's stiff-necked son, disapproves of his dad's razzle-dazzle promotional techniques, but finds himself just as shameless as his father when he takes over the business. Powell's particular highlight is a dance staged in a huge pinball machine (yes, critics in 1945 did say "Tilt!") W.C. Fields' contribution, based on one of his old Ziegfeld Follies sketches, is astonishingly unfunny; this protracted shaggy-dog story about a man who refuses to vacate his train compartment comes to life only during the byplay between a visibly ailing Fields and his sprightly female companion Louise Currie. Other guest stars in Sensations include Sophie Tucker, Cab Calloway, Woody Herman and a pre-Mary Ford Les Paul.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827184026
Original Release: 1944
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 8,264

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eleanor Powell Ginny Walker
Dennis O'Keefe Junior Crane
C. Aubrey Smith Dan Lindsey
Eugene Pallette Gus Crane
Mimi Forsythe Julia Westcott
Lyle Talbot Randall
Hubert Castle The Great Gustafson
Richard Hageman Pendergast
Marie Blake Miss Grear
Stanley Andrews Mr. Collins
Louise Currie English Girl
Betty Wells Girl in Penny Arcade
Bert Roach Photographer
Grandon Rhodes Doctor
Constance Purdy Mme. Angostina
Joe Devlin Silas Hawkins
George Humbert Martinelli
Anthony Warde Moroni
Ruth Lee Mrs. Gustafson
W.C. Fields Himself
Sophie Tucker Herself
Dorothy Donegan Herself
David Lichine Himself
Wendell Niles Himself
Gene Rodgers Himself
Paul Trio Themselves
Mel Hall Himself
Earl Hodgins Detective
Woody Herman & His Orchestra Themselves
Bridgette Maier Actor
Veronique Monet Actor
Christians Actor
Cab Calloway and His Band Themselves

Technical Credits
Andrew L. Stone Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Eleanor Behm Costumes/Costume Designer
Dorothy Bennett Screenwriter
Frederick J. Jackson Original Story
David Lichine Choreography
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Mahlon Merrick Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
John Mescall Cinematographer
Charles O'Curran Choreography
Charles Odds Art Director
Al Sherman Score Composer,Songwriter
James Smith Editor
Harry Tobias Songwriter
Maurice Yates Set Decoration/Design

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