Up in Central Park

Up in Central Park

Deanna Durbin
Director: William Seiter Cast: Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
, Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes
, Vincent Price
Vincent Price
William Seiter

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Overview

The Dorothy Fields-Sigmund Romberg Broadway musical Up in Central Park has been retooled as a vehicle for a pleasantly plump Deanna Durbin. Set in New York in the 1870s, the film casts Durbin as hoydenish Irish immigrant Rosie Moore, who becomes the romantic bone of contention between muckraking newspaper reporter John Matthews (Dick Haymes) and corrupt but charming political boss Tweed (Vincent Price, considerably handsomer and slimmer than the real Tweed). With Rosie's help, John manages to expose Tweed's Tammany Hall shenanigans. Though only two songs have been retained from the original Broadway production, both Durbin and Haymes are afforded several opportunities to sing. Featured in the cast as Durbin's father is Albert Sharpe, who'd just completed a run in the smash New York musical Finian's Rainbow and who later played the title role in Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). Best scene: The Currier & Ives ballet, one of the few holdovers from the stage version of Up in Central Park.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0025192138812
Original Release: 1948
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 19,111

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deanna Durbin Rosie Moore
Dick Haymes John Matthews
Vincent Price Boss Tweed
Albert Sharpe Timothy Moore
Tom Powers Regan
Hobart Cavanaugh Mayor Oakley
Thurston Hall Gov. Motley
Howard Freeman Myron Schultz
Mary Field Miss Murch
Tom Pedi O'Toole
Moroni Olsen Big Jim Pitts
Alice Backes Swedish Immigrant Girl
Curt Bois Maitre d'
George Pat Collins Ward Heeler
Harry Denny Actor
Thomas P. Dillon Official
Martin Garralaga Bertolli
Stuart Holmes Actor
Thomas E. Jackson Actor
Richard Kipling Waiter with Trick Tray
Charles Miller Jones
Bert Moorhouse Democrat
William Newell Stage Manager
Tudor Owen Footman
Edward Peil Politician
Carl Sepulveda Carriage Driver
Leslie Sketchley Policeman
George Spaulding Barton
Hal Taggart Actor
Bunny Waters Guest
Audrey Young Actor
Wayne Treadway Actor
Frank McFarland Actor

Technical Credits
William Seiter Director
Howard Bay Production Designer
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Mary Grant Costumes/Costume Designer
Johnny Green Musical Direction/Supervision
David S. Horsley Special Effects
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Otto Ludwig Editor
Helen Tamiris Choreography
Karl Tunberg Producer,Screenwriter
Bud Westmore Makeup

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