Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth (You’ll Never Get Rich – So Near and Yet So Far)

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You’ll Never Get Rich (Columbia Pictures) is a 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film with a wartime theme directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, Cliff Nazarro, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.[1] The title stems from an old Army song, which includes lyrics “You’ll never get rich / by digging a ditch / you’re in the Army now!”


This was Hayworth’s first starring role in a big-budgeted film from her home studio Columbia Pictures. While the film was in production, Life magazine put her on its cover and featured inside a photo of Hayworth kneeling on a bed in a nightgown, which soon became one of the most widely distributed pin-ups of all time.
Hayworth cooperated enthusiastically with Astaire’s intense rehearsal habits and was later to remark: “I guess the only jewels in my life are the pictures I made with Fred Astaire.” The picture was very successful at the box office, turning Hayworth into a major star, and provided a welcome boost to Astaire, who felt his career had flagged since he had broken with Ginger Rogers.

Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth (You’ll Never Get Rich – So Near and Yet So Far)


One of the film’s songs, Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.


Margarita Carmen Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term “The Love Goddess” to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. Wikipedia

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