Atlantic City (1944 film)

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Atlantic City
Atlantic City 1944 poster.jpg
Original theatrical poster
Directed by Ray McCarey
Produced by Albert J. Cohen
Screenplay by Doris Gilbert
Frank Gill Jr.
George Carleton Brown
Story by Arthur Caesar
Starring Constance Moore
Brad Taylor
Charley Grapewin
Music by Joseph Dubin
Walter Scharf
Cinematography John Alton
Edited by Richard L. Van Enger
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1944 (1944-09-15) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Atlantic City is a 1944 American musical romance directed by Ray McCarey and starring Constance Moore. The film concerns the formative years of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort. The supporting cast features Louis Armstrong and Dorothy Dandridge. The film was reissued in 1950 under the title Atlantic City Honeymoon.[1]


In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.


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