Gregory Ratoff's Something To Shout About: A Love Story

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Returning from Europe, from which she had been touring, Charisse, was offered a small role in
Gregory Ratoff’s, Something to Shout About, in 1943. She accepted the role and was billed as Lily
Norwood. Though, Something to Shout About was Charisse’s first credited film, Escort Girl, was a movie she appears to be in, due to the same physical characteristics and style as the women dancing in the movie.
Something to Shout About, was not a hit film, but the ballet sequence drew a plethora of attention to the movie, leading Charisse to dance in small, uncredited roles such as in Mission to
Moscow, and MGM’s Thousand’s Cheer, the same year. The same talent scout that had discovered
Gene Kelly (“Singin’ in the Rain, An American In Paris), also
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