Best Foot Forward // Directed by Edward Buzzell Produced by Arthur Freed Written by John Cecil Holm (book) Irving Brecher Fred F. Finklehoffe Dorothy Kingsley Starring Lucille Ball William Gaxton Virginia Weidler Music by Lennie Hayton Cinematography Leonard Smith Editing by Blanche Sewell Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Release date(s) October 8, 1943
Early Spielberg genius. Robert Shaw (a brit, by the way!) steals the show as Quint, the grizzled New England shark hunter. "Farewell and adieu to you fine Spanish ladies... Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain..." Hey, wannabe character actors: class is IN.