Centennial Summer

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Centennial Summer
Centennial Summer FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Otto Preminger
Produced by Otto Preminger
Written by Michael Kanin
Starring Jeanne Crain
Cornel Wilde
Linda Darnell
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • July 10, 1946 (1946-07-10)
Language English

Centennial Summer is a 1946 musical film directed by Otto Preminger. The musical, that stars Jeanne Crain and Cornel Wilde, is based on a novel by Albert E. Idell.

It was produced in response to the hugely successful 1944 MGM musical film Meet Me in St. Louis

The movie was nominated twice at the 1946 Academy Awards. One of those nominations was for Best Original Song for the song All Through the Day, written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. In Kern's case, the nomination was posthumous as he had died on 11 November 1945.

Plot[edit]

The movie is about two sisters growing up in Philadelphia in the 1870s. They both fall for a Frenchman who has to prepare the pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Cast[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Jeanne Crain's singing voice was dubbed by Louanne Hogan. Linda Darnell's singing voice was dubbed by Kay St. Germain Wells.

Songs[edit]

  • The Right Romance
  • Up with the Lark
  • All Through the Day
  • In Love in Vain
  • Cinderella Sue

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