You'll Never Get Rich

directed by Sidney Lanfield
Category: "Musical"
Year of Release:1941
Date Added:02/08/2008
Date Watched:11/23/2005
Description:A dance director gets mixed up in the schemes of a boss who is trying to hide his girlfriends from his wife. To escape the insanity, the director joins the army — but soon discovers his problems are just beginning.

Fred Astaire ... Robert Curtis
Rita Hayworth ... Sheila Winthrop
Robert Benchley ... Martin Cortland
My Rating:7

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Review - You'll Never Get Rich

Curtis is the director of a stage show. His boss, Cortland, is hitting on the lead dancer, Sheila. When Cortland’s wife finds a bracelet Cortland bought for Sheila, Cortland lies and says Curtis bought it for her. Sheila is attracted by Curtis, but when she he tries to give her the necklace Cortland already gave her, she dumps him and makes him look foolish with the aid of her boyfriend, Captain Barton. Curtis decides he’s had enough of Sheila and Corland, so he joins the army and is assigned to Barton’s unit. While there, Curtis decides he loves Sheila after all, and when she shows up with Barton, he determines to win her. But Cortland shows up to put on his show and connives to have Curtis use his new girlfriend, Sonya. Just when Sheila decides she loves Curtis again, Cortland gets him messed up with Sonya. Sheila decides to marry Barton. Curtis uses a real preacher in the stage show and gets married to Sheila without her knowledge. When she finds out, she’s steamed, but Cortland’s wife makes Cortland explain everything and Curtis and Sheila stay married.

A silly plot. If everyone just told the truth, there would be no plot at all. There were a few amusing bits with Curtis’s army buddies. But Rita Hayworth looks good and dances well, so I gave it a 7.

Fred Astaire is reported to have said that he enjoyed dancing with Rita Hayworth more than with Ginger Rogers. This movie demonstrates why, but that's about all it demonstrates. The plot, what there is of it, is ridiculous. Not nearly as good as Astaire and Hayworth's You Were Never Lovlier.
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