Easter Parade

Synopsis: Don Hewes and Nadine Hale are a dancing team, but she decides to start a career on her own. So he takes the next dancer he meets, Hannah Brown, as a new partner. After a while this new team is so successful, that Florenz Ziegfeld is interested in them, but due to the fact that Nadine Hale dances also in the Ziegfeld Follies Don says no. In spite of the fact that he is in love with Hannah, he keeps the relation to her strictly business. So Hannah is of the opinion that he is still in love with Nadine, and her suspicion grows when he dances with Nadine in a Night Club Floor Show.
Genre: Musical, Romance
Director(s): Charles Walters
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Happy Easter

- Happy Easter

- Happy Easter

Happy Easter

- Happy Easter

- Happy Easter

Me, oh, my, there's a lot to buy

There is shopping I must do

Happy Easter to you

Here's a hat that you must take home

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Here's a lid for milady's dome

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

This was made for the hat parade

On the well-known avenue

This one's nice

And it's worth the price

Happy Easter to you

Here's a hat for a pretty face

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Here is one that is trimmed with lace

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Here's a touch of the quaint old Dutch

It's an old that's always new

This in white is exactly right

Happy Easter to you

I think that is a lovely hat

Maybe you think so too?

I do.

Wrap it up for the chap

With a very happy Easter to you

Never saw such a lovely day

Happy Easter

Everything seems to come your way

Happy Easter

My, oh, me, what a kick to be

On the well-known avenue

Me, oh, my, you're a lucky guy

Happy Easter to you

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you

A bunny for my honey

A dolly with a curl

An aeroplane, an electric train

And a teddy bear for my girl

A kitty for my pretty

A castle for my love


What do I see?

Brother, if that's a drum

That's for me

I'm drum crazy

Yes, I'm drum crazy

Yes, I'm plum crazy for drums

I've got drumsticks full of hot licks

And a roll

Loaded with soul

Under control

First, soft violins

Then sweet saxophones

Then blue clarinets croon

When it's my turn

I turn into a loon

When the drum takes the melody

When the drum carries a tune

Come on. Alley-oop. Now we go.

- Happy Easter, Essie.

- Oh, Mr. Hewes.

Darling, where are you?

- Don, I've been trying to call you.

- Essie, will you help me, please?

Thank you. Well, I got all tied up

with an Easter rabbit.

Hello, sweetheart.


Oh, I wish you hadn't.

Haven't they come for your trunks?

I told them to pick them up this morning.

- They weren't ready.

- We'll send them by pigeon.

Here, try on your hat.

We have time to walk in the parade

before our train leaves.

I don't wanna take that train.

It's the last one that'll get us

to Chicago in time for our opening.

Look at that.

This hat will wear

the prettiest girl there.

Don, I have to talk to you.


- Take Michelle.

- Come on, short hemline.

I've had an offer for a show.

Well, sure you have. I've had some myself.

Yes, I know.

Listen, baby, we're a team.

We're playing the big time.

See that?

Nadine & Hewes?

That's written in stardust.

They've offered me

a wonderful contract.

They say they'll star me.

And you can dance with anyone.

Well, wait a minute.

I suppose I could.

I've danced with lots of girls.

It's always been just a business.

That was before I met you.

This isn't just dancing. It's...

It's different.

This is...


It only happens

When I dance with you

That trip to heaven

Till the dance is through

With no one else do the heavens

Seem quite so near

Why does it happen, dear

Only with you?

Two cheeks together

Can be so divine

But only when those cheeks

Are yours and mine

I've danced with dozens of others

The whole night through

But the thrill that comes with spring

When anything could happen

That only happens with you

But the thrill that comes with spring

When anything could happen

It only happens

I hope I'm intruding.

Why, Professor, when did you get in?

Just now. I had to make up an exam.

- I've got the whole holiday before me.

- Good.

- Need any help celebrating?

- Nadine.

- Johnny.

- I brought you something.

Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny, what a darling.

I know just the dress

to wear him with.

Essie. Essie!

- Take your coat off.

- Look what Mr. Harrow brought us.

- Another one?

- For my new beige suit.

Who pushed you in the face?

I want to give you a farewell tonight.

Where will it be? Delmonico's?

- Please sit down.

- Sherry's?

You decide, you're the party boy.

Gosh, I wish you two weren't leaving.

I'm not leaving.

Oh, but, darling.

I signed that contract, Don.

- You what?

- I signed it this afternoon.

I'm going into a show, Johnny.

Why, you're kidding.

We've signed contracts

for the next six months.

You did. I didn't.

There's no way they can hold me.

I know it must sound

terribly selfish of me, Don...

...but I've got to think of myself.

After all, there's no future in my just being

a ballroom dancer.

You do understand, don't you?

No. I'm sorry.

I don't understand.

- Don...

- Johnny, you understand.

Frankly, no.

You can't be serious.

It doesn't make sense.

- I always thought you and Don were...

- Did you?

He's done everything in the world for you.

Why walk out on him now?


...don't you know?

I think I'd better go and look for Don.

We have a dinner date.

- We'll be back.

- But...

- Can you drown a brunette in this?

- How tall is she?


- Try that.

- Two bourbons, Mike.

She's not going to Chicago.

He travels fastest who travels alone,

I always say.

Right. I bet you know

a lot about women.

I should. I've been single all my life.

- You're a smart fella...

- Mike.

Work behind a bar,

you get to know what makes people tick.

This place is like a clinic.

People come in with their troubles.

Well, if you listen, you learn.

Been here 15 years, and I can boil down

trouble into two classifications.

- Yeah? What are they?

Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and producer. He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) which earned him an Academy Award. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84). He became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time. more…

All Sidney Sheldon scripts | Sidney Sheldon Scripts

0 fans

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Easter Parade" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Jun 2024. <https://www.scripts.com/script/easter_parade_7417>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.