Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Gang's All Here

1943 American Feature

Cast: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman, Eugene Pallette, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton, Tony De Marco, James Ellison and Dave Willock
Director: Busby Berkeley
Writer: Walter Bullock (screenplay) and Tom Bridges, George Root Jr. and Nancy Wintner (story)

Showgirl Edie is wooed by playboy soldier Andy while he's on military leave. But when she discovers upon his return home that he's engaged to a rich debutante in an arranged marriage, Edie will have to turn on all her charms to make Andy realize she's the only one for him.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: % / Audience: 71%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • Academy Award nomination for Best Color Art Direction.

  • Casting Call: Don Ameche and Linda Darnell.
  • Carmen Miranda's infamous production number "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat" ran into problems with the censors. The Hayes Office at first considered the way the gigantic bananas were held in front of the dancers as being "too phallic". The problem was resolved by having the dancers hold the bananas at waist level rather than at hip level. Nevertheless, the number still prevented the film from being shown in Miranda's native Portugal during its initial release.
  • In 2014, The Gang's All Here was inducted into the National Film Registry.

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