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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$
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Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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Good News

Good News

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(p.85) 10 Good News
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Charles Walters
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Brent Phillips

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0010

In Chapter 10, Walters continues to stage musical sequences for several M-G-M films. He collaborates with director Rouben Mamoulian for the film Summer Holiday and the Broadway show St. Louis Woman. The development of the burgeoning director-choreographer is explored. Walters directs his first full-length feature film, Good News (1947), from a screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and starring June Allyson and Peter Lawford. This chapter includes a detailed look at that film’s production and reception.

Keywords:   Rouben Mamoulian, St. Louis Woman, Summer Holiday, Good News, June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Robert Alton, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

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