An eccentric New York theater owner has his eye on the beautiful chorus girl Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). His wife has her eye on him. Sheila has her eye on the show's choregrapher Robert Curtis (Fred Astaire). Having been discovered, the boss throws Robert into the middle of a comedic cover-up that eventually forces Robert to flee into the Army. Robert will never get rich as a private, but at least he's out of his predicament...or is he? When Rita Hayworth was paired to star opposite Fred Astaire in the musical comedy YOU"LL NEVER GET RICH, the press speculated that the two might be mismatched. Then Columbia Pictures head Henry Cohen insisted on the paring, and correctly so.All skeptics were silenced as Hayworth more than proved her dancing abilities, establishing her as one of the best partners Astaire ever had - Ginger Rogers notwithstanding. She quite literally became Colombia's hottest property of the '40s with LIFE magazine quickly dubbing her the "LOVE GODESS" of Hollywood. The film's many accolades include Academy Award nominations for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and the featured hit song "Since i Kissed My Baby Goodbye" by Cole Porter.

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You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Unrated

Musical/Romance/Comedy · 1h 28m · 9/25/1941

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A GAY, ROMANCING COMEDY MUSICAL! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Midway Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - March 13, 1942- all caps)

Description

An eccentric New York theater owner has his eye on the beautiful chorus girl Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). His wife has her eye on him. Sheila has her eye on the show's choregrapher Robert Curtis (Fred Astaire). Having been discovered, the boss throws Robert into the middle of a comedic cover-up that eventually forces Robert to flee into the Army. Robert will never get rich as a private, but at least he's out of his predicament...or is he? When Rita Hayworth was paired to star opposite Fred Astaire in the musical comedy YOU"LL NEVER GET RICH, the press speculated that the two might be mismatched. Then Columbia Pictures head Henry Cohen insisted on the paring, and correctly so.All skeptics were silenced as Hayworth more than proved her dancing abilities, establishing her as one of the best partners Astaire ever had - Ginger Rogers notwithstanding. She quite literally became Colombia's hottest property of the '40s with LIFE magazine quickly dubbing her the "LOVE GODESS" of Hollywood. The film's many accolades include Academy Award nominations for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and the featured hit song "Since i Kissed My Baby Goodbye" by Cole Porter.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Columbia Pictures Corporation
Cast
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Fred Astaire

Robert Curtis
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Rita Hayworth

Sheila Winthrop
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Robert Benchley

Martin Cortland
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John Hubbard

Tom Barton
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Osa Massen

Sonya
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Frieda Inescort

Mrs. Julia Cortland
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Kewpie Blain (as Guinn Williams)
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Donald MacBride

Top Sergeant
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Cliff Nazarro

Swivel Tongue
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Marjorie Gateson

Aunt Louise
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Ann Shoemaker

Mrs. Barton
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Boyd Davis

Colonel Shiller
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Sam Ash

Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Bonnie Bronson

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Lucius Brooks

Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
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Stanley Brown

Private (uncredited)
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Leon Buck

Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
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Harry Burns

Foreigner at Information Counter (uncredited)
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John Cason

Soldier (uncredited)
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Eddie Coke

Army Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Tom Coleman

Soldier (uncredited)
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Buddy Collette

Clarinetist - One of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
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Monte Collins

Soldier Trying to Sleep (uncredited)
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Joe Comfort

Guard House Jug Player (uncredited)
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Virginia Davis

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Hal K. Dawson

Railroad Information Clerk (uncredited)
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Dona Dax

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Lester Dorr

Photographer at Crystal Room (uncredited)
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Frank Ferguson

Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
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The Four Tones

Guard House Singers (uncredited)
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Harold Goodwin

Capt. Nolan (uncredited)
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Alfred Grant

Guitarist - One of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
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Chico Hamilton

Drummer - one of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
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Ira Hardin

Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
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Robert Homans

Joe, Stage Doorman (uncredited)
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Rudolph Hunter

Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
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Gwen Kenyon

Singer (uncredited)
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Eddie Laughton

Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Red Mack

Trumpeter - one of the Delta Rhythm Boys (uncredited)
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Beth Marlowe

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Patti McCarty

Young Girl (uncredited)
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Edward McWade

Doctor at Induction Center (uncredited)
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James Millican

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Frank Mills

Soldier Messenger (uncredited)
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Peggy Lou Neary

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Sunnie O'Dea

Marge (uncredited)
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Jack O'Malley

Sentry (uncredited)
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Garry Owen

Robert's Guard (uncredited)
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Paul Phillips

Capt. Williams (uncredited)
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John Porter

Guard House Singer - One of The Four Tones (uncredited)
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Forrest Prince

Dancer (uncredited)
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Tom Quinn

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Beth Renner

chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Jack Rice

5th Avenue Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
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Cyril Ring

Passerby on Street (uncredited)
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Tim Ryan

Cop ticketing Curtis (uncredited)
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Kay St. Germain Wells

Woman (uncredited)
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Gwen Stith

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Harry Strang

Sarge, Col. Shiller's Orderly (uncredited)
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Frank Sully

Robert's Guard (uncredited)
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Martha Tilton

Singer in 'Wedding Cake Walk' Number (uncredited)
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Dorothy Vernon

Kewpie's Mother (uncredited)
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Emmett Vogan

Jenkins, Martin's Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Dorothy Ward

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Frank Wayne

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Larry Williams

Prisoner (uncredited)
Crew
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Sidney Lanfield

Director
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Ernest Pagano

Writer
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Michael Fessier

Writer
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Samuel Bischoff

Producer
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Philip Tannura

Cinematograpy
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Otto Meyer

Editor
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Philip Faulkner Jr.

Sound
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John P. Livadary

Sound
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Lionel Banks

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

You'll Never Get Rich

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

4/18/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

You'll Never Get Rich

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/21/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

You'll Never Get Rich

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

11/17/2020

Disc Title Front Cover

You'll Never Get Rich

(Blu-ray)

4/16/2024

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