Review: ‘You’re My Everything’

You're My Everything is practically a synthesis of all the backstage musicals ever filmed including the songs. The direction doesn't perceptibly freshen the material [based on a story by George Jessel].

You’re My Everything is practically a synthesis of all the backstage musicals ever filmed including the songs. The direction doesn’t perceptibly freshen the material [based on a story by George Jessel].

Dan Dailey is presented as a hoofer who meets and marries Anne Baxter when his show is playing the Hub. As an inductee into the chorus she’s an enthusiastic wife, but when he’s screentested, she’s drafted for a love scene opposite him, thereby getting the picture contract and becoming the hotcha sensation of the 1920s.

By this time the young hoofer is a nitery star, but the arrival of talkies ends the wife’s career.

As the hoofer, Dailey is properly brash, and not only manages to read the lines with apparent conviction, but succeeds in being likable throughout.

You're My Everything

Production

20th Century-Fox. Director Walter Lang; Producer Lamar Trotti; Screenplay Lamar Trotti, Will H. Hays Jr; Camera Arthur E. Arling; Editor J. Watson Webb Jr; Music Alfred Newman (dir.); Art Director Lyle Wheeler, Leyland Fuller

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1949. Running time: 94 MIN.

With

Dan Dailey Anne Baxter Anne Revere Buster Keaton Stanley Ridges Alan Mowbray
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