The Belle of New York

The Belle of New York

Fred Astaire
Director: Charles Walters Cast: Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
, Vera-Ellen
, Marjorie Main
Marjorie Main
Charles Walters


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A lesser Fred Astaire effort, Belle of New York is set during the turn of the century. Astaire plays a footloose and fancy-free playboy who falls in love with Salvation Army lass Vera-Ellen. To prove his worth to the girl, Astaire breaks down and gets a job. Naturally, there's plenty of terpsichorean activity from the two stars, but nothing truly worth remembering save for Astaire's solo "I Wanna be a Dancin' Man." The film's best moments belong to such stellar supporting players as Alice Pearce, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Henry Slate, and the ubiquitous Percy Helton. Belle of New York was adapted by Chester Erskine from a play by Hugh Morton.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2018
UPC: 0888574600303
Original Release: 1952
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 865

Special Features

Comedy Short; Classic Cartoon; "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" Alternate Version; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred Astaire Charlie Hill
Vera-Ellen Angela Bonfils
Marjorie Main Mrs. Phineas Hill
Keenan Wynn Max Ferris
Alice Pearce Elsie Wilkins
Clinton Sundberg Gilfred Spivak
Gale Robbins Dixie McCoy
Lisa Ferraday Frenchie
Henry Slate Clancy
Carol Brewster One of Frenchie's girls
Meredith Leeds One of Frenchie's girls
Lynn Wilde One of Frenchie's girls
Roger Davis Judkins
Buddy Roosevelt Cab Driver
Percy Helton Bowery Bum
Tom Dugan Bowery Bum
Oliver Blake Currier
George Boyce Bowery Bum
Dorinda Clifton One of Frenchie's Girls
Jean Corbett One of Frenchie's Girls
Joe Evans Bowery Bum
Lola Kendrick One of Frenchie's Girls
Donald Kerr Bowery Bum
Reginald Simpson Casino Headwaiter
Dick Wessel Bowery Bum

Technical Credits
Charles Walters Director
Albert Akst Editor
Robert Alton Choreography
Sally Benson Screenwriter
Irving Brecher Screenwriter
Jerry Davis Screenwriter
Adolph Deutsch Musical Direction/Supervision
Roger Edens Associate Producer
Irving Elinson Screenwriter
Chester Erskine Screenwriter
Joseph Fields Screenwriter
Fred F. Finklehoffe Screenwriter
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Al Jennings Asst. Director
Johnny Mercer Score Composer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Robert O'Brien Screenwriter
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Irving G. Ries Special Effects
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Harry Warren Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 --The Belle of New York
1. Credits [1:35]
2. Daughters of Right [3:34]
3. Who Wants To Kiss the Bridegroom? [4:22]
4. Let a Little Love Come In [3:46]
5. Lovestruck [2:21]
6. Seeing's Believing [4:57]
7. Blackmail with a Bullet [2:19]
8. Reforming the Uptrodden [2:50]
9. Baby Doll [3:55]
10. Working Man [3:34]
11. Oops (Song) [1:48]
12. Oops (Dance) [3:32]
13. Mother of the Bride [3:20]
14. A Bride's Wedding Song [2:21]
15. Currier and Ives Dance [6:06]
16. Toasting Angela [5:43]
17. There Goes the Bride [2:57]
18. Their Bad Selves [2:54]
19. Naughty but Nice (1) [4:09]
20. Naught but Nice (2) [3:05]
21. Not Quite Champagne [3:12]
22. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [4:05]
23. Not Quite Respectable [2:18]
24. You Can't Do That! [1:41]
255. Chapter 1 [8:58]
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1. Chapter 1 [6:30]
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1. Chapter 1 [4:15]
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1. Chapter 1 [3:09]

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