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Second Chorus (1940) Poster

(1940)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

H.C. Potter

Writing Credits  

Frank Cavett ... (original story)
 
Elaine Ryan ... (screen play) and
Ian McLellan Hunter ... (screen play)
 
Johnny Mercer ... (contributor to screenplay)
 
Ben Hecht ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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

Produced by 

Fred Astaire ... associate producer (uncredited)
Boris Morros ... producer
Robert Stillman ... associate producer

Music by 

Artie Shaw

Cinematography by 

Theodor Sparkuhl ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Jack Dennis

Art Direction by 

Boris Leven

Makeup Department 

Don L. Cash ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Joseph H. Nadel ... production manager (as Joe Nadel)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Frank Cavett ... associate director
Edward Montagne ... assistant director
Robert Stillman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Howard Bristol ... set dresser
Irving W. Sindler ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

William A. Wilmarth ... sound recorder (as William Wilmarth)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Helen Taylor ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Fred R. Feitshans Jr. ... assistant film editor (as Fred Feitshans)

Music Department 

Edward Paul ... associate musical director (as Eddie Paul)
Perry Botkin Sr. ... musician (uncredited)
Billy Butterfield ... musician: trumpet dubbing for Burgess Meredith (uncredited)
Johnny Guarnieri ... music arranger (uncredited)
Bobby Hackett ... musician: trumpet dubbing for Fred Astaire (uncredited)
Gregory Stone ... music arranger (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department 

Howard J. Green ... script polisher (uncredited)

Additional Crew 

Hermes Pan ... dance director
Crew verified as complete

See also

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