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These Glamour Girls (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 18 August 1939 (USA)
A drunken college student invites a dance hostess to the big college dance and then forgets he asked her. When she shows up at school, he tries to get rid of her, but she won't leave. ... See full summary »

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(from the story by: Cosmopolitan Magazine), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Jane Thomas
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Homer Ten Eyck
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Joe
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Carol Christy
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Daphne Graves
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Betty Ainsbridge
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Mary Rose Wilston
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Ann
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Greg Smith
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Skel (as Peter Hayes)
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Tommy Torgler
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Storyline

A drunken college student invites a dance hostess to the big college dance and then forgets he asked her. When she shows up at school, he tries to get rid of her, but she won't leave. Instead she stays and shows up both him and his classmates snooty dates. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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18 August 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dansande flammor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial telecast in Philadelphia Wednesday 15 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 19 March 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), by San Francisco 21 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 4 September 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Jane Thomas: Remember that college boy I was dancing with?
Mavis - Jane's Roommate: The barefoot Romeo?
Jane Thomas: Would it interest you to know that that's Philip Griswold?
Mavis - Jane's Roommate: Philip Griswold. Philip Griswold?
Jane Thomas: He's invited me down to Kingsford to a prom next weekend.
Mavis - Jane's Roommate: Honey, why don't you just find a nice, safe buzz saw to stick your head in?
Jane Thomas: Oh, he's a gentleman. The real McCoy! Oh, gosh. He didn't even make a pass at me in the taxi.
Mavis - Jane's Roommate: That's just a new technique, so you have to lead them by the hand before they have you scaling the wallpaper.
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Soundtracks

Loveliness
(1939)
Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Dale Fellows (uncredited) at the social
Hummed by Lana Turner (uncredited)
Played as background music often
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Lana Tests The Dizzying Heights of Privileged Society
6 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The glamour girls are played by Ann Rutherford (in the midst of her appearances in the Hardy Family series of films), Jane Bryan (a likable actress who would soon retire after marrying the head of the Rexall drug empire), Anita Louise, Marsha Hunt (who appeared in an Andy Hardy title earlier the same year), and Mary Beth Hughes (in her first credited film role). Lana Turner is the eighteen year old star of the film, who appeared in "Love Finds Andy Hardy" the prior year.

Turner, as Jane Thomas, is the outsider who inserts herself into the snobby world of pedigreed society while attending a celebratory weekend at Kingsford College, a fictional Ivy League school. With a lower-class background, Jane finds herself ill-equipped to run with the glamour girls and their privileged beaus, who fancy themselves as sophisticates but know little about common virtues like loyalty or fidelity. Turner has a fresh-faced allure and demonstrates a real talent for acting, as well as dancing acumen. It's too bad they didn't do a better job of filming her main dance sequence.

Lew Ayres (at age thirty and near the end of his marriage to Ginger Rogers) plays Philip Griswold, the object of Mary's affection. He is supposed to be the same age as the others, but comes across as too world-weary.

Look for the terrific fashions that accent the lifestyles of these poor little rich kids. The acting is solid, but the script can't decide if it wants to focus on the group or on the burgeoning romance, which is sidetracked more than it is on course.


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