Tonight and Every Night (Columbia 1945, Rita Hayworth, Shelley Winters)

Tonight and Every Night

Based on the real heroism of London’s Windmill Theatre, unique musical Tonight and Every Night depicts a theater that believes the show must go on despite the bombs raining down during the Blitz. Rita Hayworth charms RAF pilot Lee Bowman, and song-and-dance team Janet Blair and Marc Platt fall in love but meet a tragic end.

In an early film appearance, Shelley Winters plays Bubbles, a chorine. Winters made her film debut in 1943 and had an uncredited role in another Hayworth musical, Cover Girl (1944).

The Styne and Sammy Cahn songs include “Cry and You Cry Alone,” “Anywhere,” and “The Boy I Left Behind.”

Academy Award Nominations: Best Song (“Anywhere”); Best Score.

Cast: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair, Marc Piatt, Leshe Brooks, Dusty Anderson, Florence Bates, Ernest Cossart, Shelley Winters,

Producer and Director: Victor Saville
Director of Photography: Rudolph Mate
Editor: Viola Lawrence
Composer: Jule Styne
Screenwriters: Abem Finkel, Lesser Samuels
Production Designer: Rudolph Sternad
Art Directors: Lionel Banks, Stephen Goosson

USA / Columbia / 92 minutes / 1945

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