Atlantic City (1944 film)

Atlantic City is a 1944 American musical romance directed by Ray McCarey and starring Constance Moore. The film concerns the formative years of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort. The supporting cast features Louis Armstrong and Dorothy Dandridge. The film was reissued in 1950 under the title Atlantic City Honeymoon.[1]

Atlantic City
Original theatrical poster
Directed byRay McCarey
Produced byAlbert J. Cohen
Screenplay byDoris Gilbert
Frank Gill Jr.
George Carleton Brown
Story byArthur Caesar
StarringConstance Moore
Brad Taylor
Charley Grapewin
Music byJoseph Dubin
Walter Scharf
CinematographyJohn Alton
Edited byRichard L. Van Enger
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1944 (1944-09-15) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.


Stanley Brown, playing a character named Brad Taylor, is listed in the opening credits as Brad Taylor, and continued to use this name in all subsequent films.

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