Watch: You’ll Never Get Rich 1941 123movies, Full Movie Online – After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he’s not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss’s scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles- or does it?.
Plot: A Broadway choreographer gets drafted and coincidentally ends up in the same army base as his object of affection’s boyfriend.
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Not much plot but plenty of Rita
“You’ll Never Get Rich” is a 1941 film starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, and a very large cast. Benchley plays Martin Cortland, a producer who chases around on his wife (Frieda Inescort) and sets his sights on Sheila (Hayworth), who is in his current show along with Robert Curtis (Astaire). When his wife suspects, Martin has Robert take Sheila out and present her with a diamond bracelet that Martin actually purchased for her but that his wife found in his pocket. Martin then pretends he bought it for Robert to give to Sheila. Sheila angrily refuses it, and when Robert goes to her place to explain, he comes face to face with her boyfriend, whom he thinks is her brother – whoever he is, he has a gun in his hand. Robert finds himself drafted and, desperate to get in and avoid Sheila’s boyfriend, pads himself with the 5 extra pounds he needs to get into the service. He then spends just about the rest of the film in the guard house until the grand finale – and even then, he’s returned to the guard house.
That’s the story and admittedly, it’s not much. There are some very good dance numbers, but the thing about the film that’s special is the partnership of Astaire and Hayworth. They are marvelous together. Supposedly Rita was his favorite partner, and it’s easy to see why. She doesn’t dance; she floats, and she’s so gloriously beautiful, you can’t take your eyes off of her. Fred and Rita dance to the “Boogie Barcarole,” “So Near Yet So Far,” and “The Wedding Cake Walk,” sung by Martha Tilton for Rita. Fred’s solos include “Shootin’ the Work for Uncle Sam,” and “Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye.” It’s hard to go wrong with stars like Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth, and while this isn’t the best film of either one of them, it’s still enjoyable.
Hayworth-Astaire are a perfect match.
I have to differ with the viewer who feels that though Rita Hayworth was a marvelous dancer she did not measure up to Ginger Rogers as the partner of Fred Astaire. Rita’s dancing was so graceful that she was the perfect match for the stupendous Astaire. Her beauty in this movie is a thing to behold. Now after all these years we can only wish that they included a bunch of other dances instead of all the silliness. How can it be that such a lovely as Rita would have such a difficult life? I wonder if the talented Hayworth ever realized that it would be her early dancing that would really be her lasting legacy and if she did would she have given us more to appreciate for the years. Watching her dance as a young woman is a joy that will be repeated for generations.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Director Sidney Lanfield
Writer Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano
Actors Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,500 m (Finland), 2,427.12 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm