Second Chorus (1941)

imdb rating5.8Rotten Tomatoes rating33%
Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are rival trumpeters with the Perennials, a college band, and both men are still attending college by failing their exams seven years in a row. In the midst of a performance, Danny spies Ellen Miller who ends up being made band manager. Both men compete for her affections while trying to get the other one fired.


H. C. Potter


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