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Second Chorus (1940)

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84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.
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Director
Writers
Frank Cavett (original story) | Elaine Ryan (screenplay) | Ian McLellan Hunter (screenplay) | Johnny Mercer (contributor to screenplay)
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Updated Dec 3, 1940

Release date
Jan 3, 1941 (United States)

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55 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Fred Astaire
Danny O'Neill Danny O'Neill   See fewer
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Paulette Goddard
Ellen Miller Ellen Miller   See fewer
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Charles Butterworth
Mr. Chisholm Mr. Chisholm   See fewer
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Burgess Meredith
Hank Taylor Hank Taylor   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Mr. Dunn (as Jimmy Conlon) Mr. Dunn (as Jimmy Conlon)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Clerk Clerk   See fewer
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Marjorie Kane
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Joan Barclay
Receptionist Receptionist   See fewer
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Willa Pearl Curtis
Scrubwoman Scrubwoman   See fewer
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Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
Artie Shaw's Orchestra (as Artie Shaw And His Band) Artie Shaw's Orchestra (as Artie Shaw And His Band)   See fewer
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Phil Arnold
Shaw's First Manager (uncredited) Shaw's First Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Barber
Room Service Waiter (uncredited) Room Service Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bus Bassey
Tenor Sax Player (uncredited) Tenor Sax Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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William 'Billy' Benedict
Ticket Taker (uncredited) Ticket Taker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Brown
Trombone Player (uncredited) Trombone Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Butterfield
Trumpet Player (uncredited) Trumpet Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Romaine Callender
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Cathcart
Trumpet Player (uncredited) Trumpet Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon De Main
Elevator Passenger (uncredited) Elevator Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jud De Naut
Bass Player (uncredited) Bass Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Fatool
Drummer (uncredited) Drummer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gordon
Stagehand (uncredited) Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Guarnieri
Piano Player (uncredited) Piano Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hall
Western Union Boy (uncredited) Western Union Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alton Hendrickson
Guitar Player (uncredited) Guitar Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Jenney
Trombone Player (uncredited) Trombone Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jerome
Tenor Sax Player (uncredited) Tenor Sax Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adia Kuznetzoff
Boris (uncredited) Boris (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Lawrence
Spinster (uncredited) Spinster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Leftwich
Elevator Passenger (uncredited) Elevator Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Lessy
Shaw's Second Manager (uncredited) Shaw's Second Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Marievsky
Ivan (uncredited) Ivan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles R. Moore
Sam - Elevator Operator (uncredited) Sam - Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Morrow
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spec O'Donnell
Disappointed Fan at Stage Door (uncredited) Disappointed Fan at Stage Door (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hermes Pan
College Clarinetist (uncredited) College Clarinetist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neely Plumb
Alto Sax Player (uncredited) Alto Sax Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Pollet
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Preston
Little Blonde Girl Dancing (uncredited) Little Blonde Girl Dancing (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Rapport
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Les Robinson
Alto Sax Player (uncredited) Alto Sax Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Smith
College Boy with Zinc Oxide on His Nose (uncredited) College Boy with Zinc Oxide on His Nose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Stewart
Dancer / Singer (uncredited) Dancer / Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Sues
Trumpet Player (uncredited) Trumpet Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Thomas
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Visaroff
Sergei (uncredited) Sergei (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Wendt
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Poppy Wilde
Night Club Patron (uncredited) Night Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Wood
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 1,277 votes