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These Glamour Girls (1939)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  18 August 1939 (USA)
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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
Tom Brown ...
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
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Ann
Owen Davis Jr. ...
Greg Smith
Ernest Truex ...
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Sumner Getchell ...
'Blimpy'
Peter Lind Hayes ...
Skel (as Peter Hayes)
Don Castle ...
Jack
Tom Collins ...
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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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

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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A fresh take from the American West on eastern society at the end of the Depression era
16 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A little background on the origins of this film--- The film is entertaining and well acted if over the top in spots. Frank Nugent, veteran film critic at The New York Times, called it "the best social comedy of the year."(8/31/1939). Nugent also admires the actors "because they all admirably served the very high and rare cinematic purposes of social satire, deliberately rigged from the underprivileged viewpoint, and – even in its affected callowness-- more brutally acidulous than Claire Luce ever dreamed of being." The person most responsible for the story and dialogue was Jane Hall who wrote a 150 page film treatment for "These Glamour Girls," with Marion Parsonnet in the late summer of 1938. They also wrote the screenplay. Cosmopolitan (Yes! It used to be a literary magazine) then commissioned Hall to turn her treatment into a book-length novel for its December 1938 issue.

Hall's stories about the romantic predicaments of the smart young set appealed to harassed young housewives and working women; several were published in national magazines between 1936 and 1942. Her snappy dialogue caught the notice of MGM and in October 1937 she was offered a contract as a scenarist; she remained in Hollywood for much of the next three years. (For a time Scott Fitzgerald wrote in the office next to her.)

Hall and her beloved fox terrier Kate (rescued during the 1938 floods in Los Angeles) were the October 1939 Cosmopolitan cover girls. Illustrator Bradshaw Crandell whose iconic cover girls were usually anonymous put "Jane Hall MGM" on the dog tag.

This film (and her stories) reflect the values in Hall's background. Her candid and refreshing take on society life in New York City and on eastern campuses stems from her childhood in a tiny desert town in Arizona (Salome) and in Manhattan Beach, CA. At 15, following the death of her widowed mother, she came to live with her aunt and uncle in Manhattan. Over the next five years, despite their huge losses during the Depression, her guardians saw to it that she met glamour girls and boys very much like the young college men and women in the film. Kingsford College is a take-off on Princeton University where she attended house parties. A keen observer, Hall drew on her experiences as a New York debutante in her writing. Could that be why the young heroine in the film is called Jane?


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