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You Were Meant for Me

You Were Meant for Me(1948)

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This film's working titles were The Flapper Age and The Flaming Age. A contemporary source lists Kenny Williams as a dance director and credits George Leverett instead of E. Clayton Ward as a sound recorder. According to documents in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department Collection, located at the UCLA Arts-Special Collections Library, in May 1948 Famous Records of Newark, NJ, sued the studio for stating in the film that a Famous Records company had gone bankrupt. The Newark company sought $150,000 in damages and withdrawal of the film. The suit was settled in September 1949 with Famous Records receiving $350. You Were Meant for Me was shot after but released before Dan Dailey's Give My Regards to Broadway in an apparent attempt to capitalize on the success of Jeanne Crain's Margie and Dailey's Mother Wore Tights, which were both period musicals (see entries above). You Were Meant for Me marked Crain's return to the studio after an eighteen-month maternity leave. Dan Dailey reprised his role in a June 28, 1948 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast, co-starring Donna Reed. You Were Meant for Me is a partial, uncredited remake of the 1942 Twentieth Century-Fox production Orchestra Wives.