Lady Be Good

Lady Be Good

Eleanor Powell
Director: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Eleanor Powell
Eleanor Powell
, Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern
, Robert Young
Robert Young
Norman Z. McLeod




The 1924 George Gershwin stage hit Lady Be Good was brought to the screen by MGM; any resemblance (beyond the Gershwin score) to the original play is purely accidental. The MGM scriveners came up with a new story concerning married songwriters Ann Sothern and Robert Young, who can't live with each other and can't live without each other. Top billing goes to dancing star Eleanor Powell, who certainly deserves it. Red Skelton is around and about as well, inserting a few much-needed laughs. While such Gershwin songs as "So Am I," "Fascinating Rhythm" and "Hang on Me" are well showcased, the hit of the evening is a new song by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, the Oscar-winning "The Last Time I Saw Paris." Our favorite scene: Ann Sothern and Robert Young composing "Lady be Good" out of thin air in two minutes flat!

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2017
UPC: 0888574548575
Original Release: 1941
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:52:00

Special Features

Featurettes: ; Glimpse of Florida; The Rookie Bear; "I'd Rather Dance" audio outtake; Leo is On the Air radio trailer; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eleanor Powell Marilyn Marsh
Ann Sothern Dixie Donegan
Robert Young Eddie Crane
Lionel Barrymore Judge Murdock
John Carroll Buddy Crawford
Red Skelton Joe "Red" Willet
Virginia O'Brien Lull
Tom Conway Mr. Blanton
Dan Dailey Bill Pattison
Reginald Owen Max Milton
Rose Hobart Mrs. Carter Wardley
Phil Silvers M.C.
Warren Berry Berry Brother
Connie Russell Singer
Doris Day Debutante
Jimmy Dorsey Actor
Edward Gargan Policeman

Technical Credits
Norman Z. McLeod Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
George Bassman Score Composer
Busby Berkeley Choreography
John S. Detlie Art Director
George Folsey Cinematographer
Arthur Freed Producer
Ira Gershwin Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Jerome Kern Score Composer
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
John McClain Screenwriter
Jack McGowan Original Story,Screenwriter
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
Ralph Spence Screenwriter
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Kay Van Riper Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Herman Wouk Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lady Be Good
1. Title Song Credits. [1:49]
2. Divorce Court. [2:17]
3. Gotta Have A Hookup. [3:02]
4. You'll Never Know (1). [3:51]
5. Gone Park Avenue. [5:04]
6. Calling It Quits. [4:48]
7. Calling The Ex. [4:23]
8. Bad Housekeeping. [3:49]
9. Your Words And My Music (1). [4:55]
10. My Mistake. [2:11]
11. New Song-plugging Angle. [3:40]
12. Your Words And My Music (2). [3:23]
13. Your Words And My Music (3). [3:49]
14. You'll Never Know (2). [3:30]
15. Oh Lady Be Good: Song. [6:09]
16. Oh Lady Be Good: Montage. [6:11]
17. The Last Time I Saw Paris. [5:22]
18. Tired Of This Setup. [2:09]
19. Proposal Proposal. [2:43]
20. Oh Lady Be Good: Dance. [3:58]
21. Ring Gone Wrong. [3:45]
22. Taken Advantage Of. [4:46]
23. Unhappily Remarried. [5:00]
24. Symphonic Dreams. [3:44]
25. Fascinating Rhythm: Song. [3:04]
26. Fascinating Rhythm: Berrys. [1:45]
27. Fascinating Rhythm: Powell. [4:22]
28. Go Home And Behave. [3:58]
29. Keep On Thinking We're Not. [2:24]
30. Finale And Cast List. [1:28]

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