You Were Meant for Me (film)

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You Were Meant for Me
You Were Meant for Me FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Written by Valentine Davies
Elick Moll
Starring Dan Dailey
Jeanne Crain
Oscar Levant
Herbert Anderson
Barbara Lawrence
Music by Alfred Newman
Lionel Newman
Cinematography Victor Milner
Edited by William H. Reynolds
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s)
  • February 1, 1948 (1948-02-01) (U.S.)
Running time 92 min.
Country United States
Language English

You Were Meant for Me is a 1948 musical film, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Dan Dailey and Jeanne Crain as a bandleader and his wife.[1] Marilyn Monroe worked on the film as an uncredited extra.[2] The film includes performances of "You Were Meant for Me", "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)", and "Ain't Misbehavin'".

Plot summary[edit]

Chuck Arnold (Dan Dailey) is a bandleader during the 1920's. He meets hometown girl Peggy Mayhew (Jeanne Crain), a flapper script girl, at one of the band's presentations and the next day they get married. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, and eventually, with the rise of the Great Depression, in 1929, she tires of it and returns to her country home. Unable to find new bookings, he soon joins her and brings with him Oscar Hoffman (Oscar Levant) his acerbic, cynical manager. The bandleader finds the pastoral life a crashing bore and so heads for the big city to find fortune. Fortunately, this time, he succeeds and happiness is the result.[3]

Cast[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • Can't Sleep a Wink
    • Written by Charles Henderson
  • Good Night, Sweetheart
    • Written by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry Monush (2003). "Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965". p. 156. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ J. Randy Taraborrelli (2009 eBook). The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/you-were-meant-for-me-v118014

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