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
|Editing by||William H. Reynolds|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
|Release dates||February 1, 1948 (U.S. release)|
|Running time||92 min.|
You Were Meant for Me (1948) is a 20th Century Fox musical film 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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Set during the Great Depression and centers upon the rocky marriage between Peggy Mayhew (Jeanne Crain) a flapper script girl and her band-leader spouse Chuck Arnold (Dan Dailey). Eventually 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.
- 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
- 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 (film) at allmovie
- You Were Meant for Me (film) at the TCM Movie Database
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