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Music in My Heart - (1940) - B&W - 70 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Tony Martin, Edith Fellows
Hearts and taxicabs collide when Bob Gregory (Tony Martin) and Patricia O'Malley (Rita Hayworth) miss the midnight boat for Europe. He was on his way to be deported and she was about to wed Charles Gardner III (Alan Mowbray), a middle-aged millionaire she doesn't really love. So when Patricia decides to marry Bob instead, her change of mind sparks a series of comic misunderstandings that leave these tow lovers heartbroken and alone. Just how they'll get back together is anybody's guess, but Bob and Pat needn't worry. They may have missed the boat, but their ship is about to come in.
Tonight and Every Night - (1945) - Color - 92 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Marc Platt
This moving picture of life in war-time London is a tribute to those enduring the nightly bombing raids that strafed the city, and Hayworth is radiant as an American showgirl in London. Another gorgeous Technicolor musical and an unusual dramatic role for Rita, based on the real theater troupe who never missed a performance, despite increasingly dangerous circumstances. Victor Saville (Goodbye, Mr. Chips) produced and directed the film, which co-stars Lee Bowman, Janet Blair and Leslie Brooks.
Down to Earth - (1947) - Color - 101 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Marc Platt, James Gleason
It's heaven on earth in this delightful musical comedy sequel to the enormously successful Here Comes Mr. Jordan. Rita Hayworth plays an incredibly angelic muse, incensed at the notion that a Broadway musical is going to portray her as a modern living sexpot. She sets off for Earth to set the record straight and the results are more than a -"musing."
Miss Sadie Thompson - (1953) - Color - 91 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Jose Ferrer, Aldo Ray
The fourth screen version of the famed Somerset Maugham story details the arrival of a free-spirited woman to Samoa, where she naturally arouses the interest of the Marines based there (especially sergeant Aldo Ray), as well as the wrath of the fire-and-brimstone preacher (Jose Ferrer) who wants her sent away immediately. Curtis Bernhardt (A Stolen Life) directed the film, which was originally released in 3-D.