You'll Never Get Rich


You'll Never Get Rich [poster]

A Musical Comedy Film
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Screenplay by Michael Fessler and Ernest Pagano

A Columbia Pictures Release
(October 1941; 88 minutes; B & W)
Produced by Samuel Bischoff
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Cinematography by Philip Tannura
Choreography by Robert Alton
Production Design by Lionel Banks
Orchestrator: Leo Shuken







You'll Never Get Rich [film poster]

Cast

Fred Astaire (Robert Curtis)
Rita Hayworth (Sheila Winthrop)
Robert Benchley (Martin Cortland)
Martha Tilton, and
The Delta Rhythm Boys

John Hubbard (Tom Barton), Osa Massen (Sonya), Frieda Inescort (Mrs. Cortland), Guinn Williams (Kewpie Blaine), Donald MacBride (Top Sergeant), Cliff Nazarro (Swivel Tongue), Marjorie Gateson (Aunt Louise), Anne Shoemaker (Mrs. Barton), and Boyd Davis (Colonel Shiller)







Boogie Barcarolle [sheet music]

Musical Numbers


     
  • "Boogie Barcarolle"[instrumental] - Orchestra
  • "Dream-Dancing" [instrumental] - Orchestra
  • "Shootin' the Works for Uncle Sam" - Fred Astaire
  • "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" - The Delta Rhythm Boys
  • "A-stairable Rag" [instrumental] - Jazz group
  • "So Near and Yet So Far" - Fred Astaire
  • "The Wedding Cake-Walk" - Martha Tilton








Film Soundtrack Recordings

  • LP, 1979 [Hollywood Soundstage 5001] [includes songs from the non-Porter score for Yolanda and the Thief]

    • "Boogie Bacarolle" - Orchestra
    • "Dream Dancing" - Orchestra
    • "Shootin' the Works for Uncle Sam" - Fred Astaire
    • "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" - The Delta Rhythm Boys
    • "A-Stairable Rag" - Jazz Group
    • "So Near and Yet So Far" - Fred Astaire
    • "Wedding Cake Walk" - Martha Tilton





  • Double Compact Disc, 2000 [Sound of the Movies 3115] [includes selections from Broadway Melody of 1940; second disc includes the non-Porter scores for Broadway Melody of 1936 and Yolanda and the Thief]

    • Title Music - Orchestra
    • "Boogie Bacarolle" - Orchestra
    • "Dream Dancing" - Orchestra
    • "Shootin' the Works for Uncle Sam" - Fred Astaire
    • "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" - The Delta Rhythm Boys
    • "A-Stairable Rag" - Jazz Group
    • "So Near and Yet So Far" - Fred Astaire
    • "Wedding Cake Walk" - Martha Tilton
    • End Music - Orchestra



Cast Recordings

"So Near and Yet So Far" / "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" - Fred Astaire [B-side with the Delta Rhythm Boys]

  • 78 RPM, 1941 [Decca 18187]

"Dream Dancing" / "The Wedding Cake-Walk" - Fred Astaire [B-side with the Delta Rhythm Boys]

  • 78 RPM, 1941 [Decca 18188]

"The Wedding Cake-Walk" - Martha Tilton

  • 78 RPM, 1941 [Decca 4029]

Contemporaneous Recordings

"Dream Dancing" - Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra

  • 78 RPM, 1941 [Okeh 6389]

"Dream Dancing" / "So Near and Yet So Far" - Tommy Pastor and His Orchestra

  • 78 RPM, 1941 [Bluebird B-11267]


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