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The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy, Romance | 28 December 1946 (USA)
The stuffy manager of lovely opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that's next door to the Cassels' home. The ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Francis Swann (screen play by), Agnes Christine Johnston (screen play by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Steven Ross
Jack Carson ... Jeff Howard
Janis Paige ... Sue Jackson
Martha Vickers ... Victoria Cassel
S.Z. Sakall ... Ladislaus Cassel (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Alan Hale ... John Braden
Angela Greene ... Elaine Winters
Donald Woods ... Martin Drew
Florence Bates ... Mme. Lucia Cassel
Carmen Cavallaro ... Carmen Cavallaro - Orchestra Leader
Nick Condos Nick Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as The Condos Brothers)
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as The Condos Brothers)
Chandra Kaly and His Dancers Chandra Kaly and His Dancers ... Chandra Kaly and His Dancers
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Storyline

The stuffy manager of lovely opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that's next door to the Cassels' home. The club's owners--Steve, a handsome ladies man, Jeff, his clownish sidekick--hatch a plan to keep the club open. Steve arranges to meet--and woo--Vicki and then invite her and her uncle to the club. When Vicki's snobbish aunt and the manager discover that Vicki now favors popular music to the classics, they arrange to get the club closed. But that doesn't keep Steve and Jeff down. Instead they decide to put on a Broadway show if they can get a backer. They find their "angel" in Vicki's uncle who agrees to finance the show only if Vicki is the leading lady. But once again, Vicki's aunt and manager may be the spoiler in everyone's plans. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Warners hit a brand new note in musicals! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Himmel voller Geigen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Sunday 28 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Salt Lake City Wednesday 26 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Phoenix Saturday 13 April 1957 on KOOL (Channel 10), and in Portland OR Saturday 18 May 1957 on KPTV (Channel 12). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were still in B&W. Most viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. In Honolulu it enjoyed its first colorcast Thursday 13 February 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13). See more »

Quotes

Ladislaus Cassel: Sheesh!
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Connections

Featured in Let's Sing a Song from the Movies (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Through a Thousand Dreams
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers (dubbed) and chorus girls
Piano played by Carmen Cavallaro
Reprised by chorus in finale
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The songs make it
8 October 2006 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

A boilerplate Warners mid-'40s musical, but a triumph for the Great American Songbook, this backstager has some gorgeous Arthur Schwartz melodies married to Leo Robin lyrics wittier than anything in the script. The Oscar-nominated "Oh, But I Do" is one of Schwartz' loveliest melodies ever, and the little-known "A Thousand Dreams" isn't far behind. There's "A Gal in Calico," which once it gets in your head simply won't leave (it's been in mine for days) and "A Rainy Night in Rio," part of the South American craze then hitting the Hit Parade. There's "A Solid Citizen of the Solid South," done in grimace-inspiring blackface, but actually a pretty good number if you can get past that. All are "diegetic" numbers, meaning they're part of the stage entertainment in the film rather than related to plot or character, and they're backed by luscious Warners orchestrations, which were brassier and jazzier than what the arrangers turned out at Paramount or 20th or MGM. To get to these goodies you have to sit through a lot of inconsequential backstage plot, not to mention the tiresome jowl-shaking of S.Z. Sakall and the badly dated comedy of Jack Carson. But there's Martha Vickers, pretty and appealing, and Janis Paige, always reliable for sex appeal and a tart way with a good line. And Dennis Morgan, a Warners staple in the '40s, who had more presence and testosterone than most of the singing-capon tenors movie musicals of the day typically turned out. Carson and Morgan were sort of Warners' Hope and Crosby and were teamed many times. This is one of their more tolerable efforts, thanks almost exclusively to the efforts of Messrs. Schwartz and Robin.


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