Second Chorus (1940)

STARRING:
Paulette Goddard, Fred Astaire
DIRECTED BY:
H. C. Potter
GENRE:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Fred Astaire (Funny Face, Swing Time) and Burgess Meredith (Of Mice and Men, Rocky) star as a couple of trumpet players trying to make their way into Artie Shaw’s band. Shaw received two Oscar nominations for his work on the film, one for Best Music Score, and one for the song, ‘Love of my Life’, which he co-wrote with Johnny Mercer. The rest of the cast includes Paulette Goddard (Modern Times, The Great Dictator) as the band manager, and Charles Butterworth (Love Me Tonight), with direction by H.C. Potter (Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House). (BW)