Tonight and Every Night

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Tonight and Every Night
Tonight & Every Night poster.jpg
Directed by Victor Saville
Produced by Victor Saville
Written by Abem Finkel
Lesser Samuels
Based on Heart of a City
1942 play 
by Lesley Storm
Starring Rita Hayworth
Lee Bowman
Janet Blair
Music by George Duning
Marlin Skiles
Cinematography Rudolph Maté
Edited by Viola Lawrence
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • January 9, 1945 (1945-01-09)
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tonight and Every Night is a 1945 American musical film directed by Victor Saville and starring Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman and Janet Blair. The film portrays wartime romance and tragedy in a London musical show, loosely modelled on the Windmill Theatre in Soho, that determined not to miss a single performance during the Blitz. Hayworth plays an American showgirl who falls in love with an RAF pilot played by Bowman.

The film was adapted from the play Heart of a City by Lesley Storm. It was used as a Technicolor vehicle for Rita Hayworth after her success with Cover Girl. It was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Music, Original Song (for "Anywhere") and Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. A major highlight of the film is Hayworth in the "You Excite Me" number, a number often cited as one of Hayworth's best performances.

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Janet Blair in Tonight and Every Night (1945)

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