Saturday, February 6, 2010

365 Movies: Moon Over Miami Review

Moon Over Miami stars Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis, Charlotte Greenword, and Jack Haley in this 1941 musical. The film is about sisters Kay(Grable) and Barbara(Landis), who are looking for a rich husband for Kay, so they won't have to deal with being penniless any longer. Along for the ride, they bring their zany Aunt Susan(Greenword), who pretends to be Kay's maid, while younger sister Barbara pretends to be Kay's secretary. The three head down to Miami hoping that by pretending that Kay is rich, they'll get their hands on a rich man....... only thing is they get their hands on two men! The minute Jeff Boulton(Cummings) sees Kay, he falls head over heels for her, while his friend Phil O' Neil(Ameche) falls for her too. Problems arise though, when Kay realizes money isn't everything and that love overcomes her lust for money. This is by far one of my absolute favorite musicals! The entire cast is utter perfection and just watching this movie, makes me smile with glee. The film is simplistic without an ounce of being boring or dragging at any point. Cummings, Grable, and Ameche are soooooooo underrated and seeing the three of them together is utterly divine! I love the brotherly actions between Ameche and Cummings, it's so cute! The songs in the movie are very catchy and can easily get stuck in your head for days!

I mean really who wouldn't like having Don Ameche, on your one side and on your other side, Robert Cummings??? They sure were dishy looking men! :)

Review for Tomorrow: Midnight(A Re-Watch and one of my favorites!)


Clement of the Glen said...

Your so lucky to have the time to watch such wonderful movies!

Whitney said...

I have Moon Over Miami at home but have yet to watch it; maybe I should make it my Superbowl replacement.

Sally said...

This looks so fun1 I've just added it to my queue after your raving review and I think, after watching that movie clip, I might move it higher up the queue!

And I can't wait to read your review of Midnight - it's one of my favorites too!

Sally said...

Hey! I wanted you to know that I nominated you for an award!