You Can't Have Everything (1937)

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You Can't Have Everything (1937)

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
USA
IMDb  6.4 /10
Information
Release Date1937-08-03
Runtime1h 40mins
GenreComedy, Music, Romance
Content RatingPassed (Passed)
Awards
CompanyTwentieth Century Fox
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish, Italian
Judy Poe Wells
The Ritz Brothers (as Ritz Brothers)
George Macrae
Lulu Riley (as Louise Hovick)
Bobby Walker
David Rubinoff
David Rubinoff
David Rubinoff (as Rubinoff)
Tip Tap & Toe
Tip Tap & Toe
Specialty Dancers in North Winds (as Tip Tap and Toe)
Orchestra Leader
Mr. Whiteman

You Can't Have Everything

You Can't Have Everything is a 1937 Fox musical film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The film stars Alice Faye and Don Ameche, and was the film debut for Gypsy Rose Lee credited as Louise Hovick part of her birth name.


Plot

Judith Poe Wells (Alice Faye) is a would-be playwright who has almost no money. As a result of ordering a meal in a restaurant where she cannot afford to pay, she meets George Macrae (Don Ameche), a musical writer with a lot of power. He offers her play North Winds to producer Sam Woods. He knows it isn't any good, but he has fallen in love with her and does it to win her over.


Cast

  • Alice Faye – Judith Poe Wells
  • Don Ameche – George Macrae
  • Al Ritz – Al Ritz
  • Jimmy Ritz – Jimmy Ritz
  • Harry Ritz – Harry Ritz
  • Charles Winninger – Sam Gordon
  • Gypsy Rose Lee – Lulu Riley
  • Arthur Treacher – Bevins
  • Tony Martin – Bobby Walker
  • David Rubinoff – Rubinoff and His Violin
  • Tip, Tap and Toe

Soundtrack

  • You Can't Have Everything Sung by Alice Faye; reprised by The Ritz Brothers, Composer: M. Gordon, H. Revel
  • Sung by Alice Faye; reprised by The Ritz Brothers, Composer: M. Gordon, H. Revel
  • Chopsticks Performed by The Ritz Brothers
  • Performed by The Ritz Brothers
  • Danse Rubinoff Instrumental, written and played by David Rubinoff
  • Instrumental, written and played by David Rubinoff
  • Long Underwear Sung and danced by The Ritz Brothers and chorus
  • Sung and danced by The Ritz Brothers and chorus
  • The Loveliness of You Sung by Tony Martin
  • Sung by Tony Martin
  • Afraid to Dream Sung by Don Ameche; reprised by Alice Faye, Tony Martin, chorus
  • Sung by Don Ameche; reprised by Alice Faye, Tony Martin, chorus
  • Please Pardon Us - We're in Love Sung by Alice Faye; reprised by her, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger, The Ritz Brothers
  • Sung by Alice Faye; reprised by her, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger, The Ritz Brothers
  • Rhythm on the Radio Danced by "Tip, Tap and Toe"
  • Danced by "Tip, Tap and Toe"
  • North Pole Sketch Performed by The Ritz Brothers, Tony Martin, others
  • Performed by The Ritz Brothers, Tony Martin, others

Doris Day recorded the title track "You Can't Have Everything" by M. Gordon, H. Revel in 1960, along with "A Hundred Years From Today" by J. Young, N. Washington, V. Young, and "What Every Girl Should Know" by R. Wells, D. Holt and "Mood Indigo" by D. Ellington, I. Mills, A. Bigard


External links

  • You Can't Have Everything at IMDb
  • You Can't Have Everything at AllMovie
  • You Can't Have Everything at the TCM Movie Database
  • You Can't Have Everything at the American Film Institute Catalog
  • You Can't Have Everything film clip on YouTube