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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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Entertaining early Turner
26 September 2006 | by (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This film is a good example of MGM's early attempts to establish a screen persona for Lana Turner. Her role here as a dance hall hostess is similar to the rags-to-riches roles that Joan Crawford had successfully played early in her own career a decade earlier. However, Lana Turner just wasn't made to wear rags, and it wasn't until MGM put her into satins and jewels that audiences really responded.

This film is an entertaining mix of romantic comedy and social class commentary. The university town ("Kingsford") is obviously patterned after Princeton, NJ. (The eating clubs that host the prom in the film are still very much thriving institutions at Princeton.) There's a strong supporting cast and the condescending attitudes of some of the upper crust girls toward Turner is refreshingly realistic. (Amusingly, Turner apparently has red hair in this black-and-white film. Other characters refer to her as "Red").


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