Step Lively (1944 film)
Step Lively is a 1944 American musical film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Frank Sinatra. Step Lively was based on the 1937 play Room Service, by Allen Boretz and John Murray. It was a remake of the 1938 RKO film Room Service, starring the Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, and Ann Miller.
Theatrical release lobby card
|Directed by||Tim Whelan|
|Produced by||Robert Fellows|
|Written by||Allen Boretz (play)|
John Murray (play)
|Music by||Leigh Harline (uncredited)|
|Cinematography||Robert De Grasse|
|Edited by||Gene Milford|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
Bosley Crowther, reviewing for The New York Times, called Step Lively a star vehicle for Frank Sinatra; although the scenes with Sinatra "perceptibly hobble[d] the farce," and Crowther compared him unfavorably to Eddie Albert, Crowther stated that "when [the remaining cast] are left alone to play "Room Service" they make this an up-and-coming film."
- Crowther, Bosley (July 27, 1944). "'Step Lively,' a Remake of 'Room Service,' With Frank Sinatra, Opens at Palace -- Soviet Musical at Stanley". The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
- "NY Times: Step Lively". NY Times. Retrieved December 19, 2008.