You Were Meant for Me (film)
|You Were Meant for Me|
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Produced by||Fred Kohlmar|
|Written by||Valentine Davies
|Music by||Alfred Newman
|Edited by||William H. Reynolds|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
|Running time||92 min.|
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. Marilyn Monroe worked on the film as an uncredited extra. The film includes performances of "You Were Meant for Me", "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)", and "Ain't Misbehavin'".
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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.
- Jeanne Crain as Peggy Mayhew
- Dan Dailey as Chuck Arnold
- Oscar Levant as Oscar Hoffman
- Barbara Lawrence as Louise Crane
- Selena Royle as Mrs. Cora Mayhew
- Percy Kilbride as Mr. Andrew Mayhew
- Herbert Anderson as Eddie
- Marilyn Monroe as Lady-in-waiting (uncredited)
- Lilacs in the Rain
- Music by Peter De Rose
- Can't Sleep a Wink
- Written by Charles Henderson
- Good Night, Sweetheart
- Written by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly
- "You Were Meant for Me" (1929 song), a pop standard written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown.
- "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)" (1928 song), a pop standard written by Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk.
- "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1929 song), a slide/jazz standard written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf.
- Barry Monush (2003). "Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965". p. 156. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
- J. Randy Taraborrelli (2009 eBook). The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
- You Were Meant for Me at the Internet Movie Database
- You Were Meant for Me at AllMovie
- You Were Meant for Me (film) at the TCM Movie Database
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