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You Were Meant for Me (1948) Lloyd Bacon, Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey, Oscar Levant, Musical

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This musical romance is set during the Great Depression and centers upon the rocky marriage between a flapper script girl and her band-leader spouse. Prior to the big stock market crash, they spend much of their time touring. She tires of it and returns to her country home. Unable to find new bookings, he soon joins her and brings with him his acerbic, cynical manager. The bandleader finds the pastoral life a crashing bore and so heads for the big city to find fortune. Fortunately, by the story’s end, he succeeds and happiness is the result. Songs include: “Crazy Rhythm,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “Goodnight Sweetheart” “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry.”
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Picture Snatcher (1933) Lloyd Bacon, James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Drama, Crime

Picture Snatcher (1933)
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn’t like that relation at first, but McLean, Kean’s boss, convinces him of Kean’s good nature. But Kean uses his relation to Patricia to make a photo of an execution. Due to this, Nolan loses his stripes and Kean isn’t allowed to see Patricia any longer. But when one of his former friends kills two policemen, Kean sees his chance….
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Boy Meets Girl (1938) Lloyd Bacon, James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Marie Wilson, Comedy

Boy Meets Girl 1938
Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio’s cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress’s baby becomes the star. The cowboy and his agent run off with the waitress and her valuable asset. The writers retaliate by hiring an unemployed extra to impersonate the baby’s father. But the extra already knows the waitress…
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