You Were Meant for Me

  • Film
  • Drama
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A virtual remake of 1942's Orchestra Wives, this Fox musical has small-town high school student Crain swept off her feet by bandleader Dailey and only to discover at length the difficulties of Depression life on the road and the ups-and-downs of the record industry. A half-decent script means you're not twiddling your thumbs between the production numbers (a raft of jazz standards), but Levant steals it entirely as the band's cynical manager and even puts in a storming, if abbreviated performance at the keyboard for Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Screenwriter: Elick Moll, Valentine Davies
Cast: Jeanne Crain
Dan Dailey
Oscar Levant
Barbara Lawrence
Selena Royle
Percy Kilbride
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