Moon Over Miami (1941)

Carole Landis Moon Over Miami

In 1941 Carole costarred in the musical romance Moon Over Miami. She plays Barbara Latimer, a carhop who helps her sister find a wealthy husband in Miami. This was the first film she made after signing with 20th Century Fox. Betty Grable plays Barbara's sister Kay, a waitress who pretends to be rich so she can marry a millionaire. They were cast as sisters again in the 1941 drama I Wake Up Screaming. Unfortunately Betty and Carole did not get along and their feud was written about in gossip columns. Carole even demanded that the studio give her a dressing room that was as big as Betty's. Moon Over Miami was filmed at Fox studios from March 3 until April 25, 1941. Several of the outdoor scenes were filmed on location in Florida.

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Carole and Betty Grable

Carole Landis Moon Over Miami

The cast includes Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Jack Haley, Charlotte Greenwood, and Cobina Wright Jr. Moon Over Miami was filmed in Technicolor. It was directed by Walter Lang. The original title for the movie was "Miami". Carole sings several songs including "Oh Me, Oh Mi-Ami" and "What Can I Do For You". The costumes were designed by Travis Banton. Moon Over Miami was a remake of the 1938 film Three Blind Mice. Fox remade the movie again in 1946 with the title Three Little Girls In Blue. Moon Over Miami premiered in Miami, Florida on June 18, 1941 and it was released across the country on July 4. It became one of the most successful musicals of 1941 and Carole got wonderful reviews for her performance. Moon Over Miami is currently available on DVD.

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Carole and Robert Cummings

Carole Landis Moon Over Miami


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Carole and Charlotte Greenwood

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Carole Landis Betty Grable

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