Coney Island (1943 film)

Coney Island (1943 film)
Coney Island

Original film poster
Directed by Walter Lang
Produced by William Perlberg
Written by George Seaton
Starring Betty Grable
George Montgomery
Cesar Romero
Charles Winninger
Phil Silvers
Music by Original music:
Alfred Newman
Non original music:
Otto Harbach
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Editing by Robert Simpson
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) June 11, 1943 (1943-06-11)
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.62 million
Box office $3.5 million

Coney Island is a 1943 American Technicolor musical film released by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Betty Grable in one of her biggest hits. A "gay nineties" musical (set in that time period) it also featured George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, and Phil Silvers, was choreographed by Hermes Pan, and was directed by Walter Lang. Betty Grable also starred in the 1950 remake of Coney Island, named Wabash Avenue.

In 1944, the year after the film was released, it was nominated for an Oscar for Alfred Newman in the category of Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

The film is also known as: Coney Island in Sweden, L'île aux plaisirs in France, L'isola delle sirene in Italy, San oneiro in Greece, Se necesitan maridos in Spain and Tivolin kaunotar in Finland.


Betty Grable at this point in her career was number one in the box office chart in 1943 "Coney Island" grossed more than $5 million dollars at the box office equivalent to $180 million today.


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Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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