Second Chorus (1941)

imdb rating5.8Rotten Tomatoes rating31%
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.

Director

H. C. Potter

Cast

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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