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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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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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18 August 1939 (USA)  »

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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: Listen, you wisecracking, bad-mouthing glamour girl. I've had all your kind of friend that I can use. Why, I wouldn't breathe the same air with you and your pedigree polo shirts for another five minutes.
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Soundtracks

Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm and Jaromir Vejvoda
Played on piano at the social
Reprised as background music at the amusement park
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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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