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You'll Never Get Rich

You'll Never Get Rich (aka: He's My Uncle)

"Exciting loveliness and rhythm in a star-spangled army musical! "

-- Synopsis: Fred Astaire stars as choreographer-turned-soldier Robert Curtis, has rarely been looser, and Rita Hayworth, as dancer Sheila Winthrop, has rarely been more graceful. After Cortland's wife (Frieda Inescort) discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop and 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? Nominated for 2 Oscars.

* Features: You'll Never Get Rich is the first of two that Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth made together (followed by You Were Never Lovelier) make a nice couple but is a little light on the dancing. Rita was a professional dancer (the Dancing Cansino's) so her pairing with Fred Astaire would be sure to please. Astaire and Rita Hayworth engage in some fancy solo Tap footwork and have one scene where they actually dance together to a Rumba " So Near and Yet So Far" which has Rita out dancing Fred in the Latin dance department. There is an ensemble dance at the start of the film called " Boogie Barcarolle. The Cakewalk song is only sung and not danced to by the stars as the finale.

DVD Version also features: A couple of theatrical trailers.

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1941 English [DVD | VHS]




Columbia Pictures Black and White Wartime Musical


Country Made:


88 minutes USA Sidney Lanfield

Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Films Dance Rating

Fred and Rita Tap Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Forrest Prince Robert Alton (Dance Stager) Ann Shoemaker (Mrs. Barton)
Fred Astaire Morris Stoloff  (Musical Director) Boyd Davis (Colonel Shiller)
Rita Hayworth   Cliff Nazarro ('Swiv')
Rita Waterhouse   Donald MacBride (Top Sergeant)
Sunnie O'Dea (as Marge)   Fred Astaire (Robert Curtis)
    Frieda Inescort (Mrs. Cortland)
    Guinn Williams (Kewpie Blain)
    John Hubbard (Captain Barton)
    Marjorie Gateson (Aunt Louise)
    Osa Massen (Sonya)
    Rita Hayworth (Sheila Winthrop)
    Robert Benchley (Martin Cortland)

Dances performed in this Film 

Films special dance interest

Ballroom n/a Fred and Rita
Rumba   Fred's Gaurd-house routine
Tap   Fred doing Latin

Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Sheet Music Covers

Boogie Barcarolle Delta Rhythm Boys n/a
Dream Dancing Fred Astaire  
Frü hlingslied [Spring Song] Op.62 #6 Leon Buck  
March Milastaire Lucius Brooks  
Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye Martha Tilton  
Shootin' the Works For Uncle Sam    
So Near and Yet So Far    
The Wedding Cake Walk    

Similar Films

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings / Soundtracks 

Carefree (F& G) n/a n/a
Damsel In Distress (w/ Fontaine)    
Dancing Lady (w/ Crawford)    
Flying Down To Rio (F& G)    
Swing Time (F& G)    

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