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Song of the Open Road (1944) Poster

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Jane Powell and W.C. Fields have one scene together, during which he ad-libbed all of his lines.
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Director S. Sylvan Simon had terrible difficulty filming scenes with W.C. Fields due to Fields' alcoholism. After lunch hour he was often nowhere to be found. This problem was solved by luring Fields into his truck early in the day and removing the ladder. Fields would often rant and complain before eventually falling asleep.
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Film debut of Jane Powell. NOTE: Her stage name came from the name of the character she played here.
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The film opened in New York on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the day that the Allied Forces during World War II landed on the beach at Normandy and invaded Europe. The landing has been commemorated in several films, including D-Day the Sixth of June (1956), The Longest Day (1962), and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
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Was often double billed with the re-release of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
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If you see credits elsewhere for Frank and/or Harry Condos for this film, it likely came from bad information. Frank Condos and Nick Condos were the Condos Brothers in live performances from 1929 to the mid-30s, including 1 film in 1932. Harry was listed in a 1930 Playbill, but that's likely a misprint since Frank (also in the Playbill) was dancing with Nick at the time, and they took their act to Europe. All film credits after 1932 for Condos Brothers refer to brothers Nick and Steve Condos.
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