Tonight and Every Night

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Tonight and Every Night
Tonight & Every Night poster.jpg
Directed byVictor Saville
Produced byVictor Saville
Written byAbem Finkel
Lesser Samuels
Based onHeart of a City
1942 play 
by Lesley Storm
StarringRita Hayworth
Lee Bowman
Janet Blair
Music byGeorge Duning
Marlin Skiles
CinematographyRudolph Maté
Edited byViola Lawrence
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • January 9, 1945 (1945-01-09)
Running time92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Tonight and Every Night
Tonight & Every Night poster.jpg
Directed byVictor Saville
Produced byVictor Saville
Written byAbem Finkel
Lesser Samuels
Based onHeart of a City
1942 play 
by Lesley Storm
StarringRita Hayworth
Lee Bowman
Janet Blair
Music byGeorge Duning
Marlin Skiles
CinematographyRudolph Maté
Edited byViola Lawrence
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • January 9, 1945 (1945-01-09)
Running time92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Tonight and Every Night is a 1945 American musical film directed by Victor Saville and starring Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman and Janet Blair. The film portrays wartime romance and tragedy in a London musical show, loosely modelled on the Windmill Theatre in Soho, that determined not to miss a single performance during the Blitz. Hayworth plays an American showgirl who falls in love with an RAF pilot played by Bowman.

The film was adapted from the play Heart of a City by Lesley Storm. It was used as a Technicolor vehicle for Rita Hayworth after her success with Cover Girl. It was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Music, Original Song (for "Anywhere") and Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. A major highlight of the film is Hayworth in the "You Excite Me" number, a number often cited as one of Hayworth's best performances.

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Janet Blair in Tonight and Every Night (1945)

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