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Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed  -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  25 April 1941 (USA)
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes. Written by Michael Meigs <Michael.Meigs@dos.us-state.gov>

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Enas rolos gia mena  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The final shot of the "You Never Looked So Beautiful Before" number is recycled from "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" from The Great Ziegfeld (1936). For the sake of continuity, Judy Garland is costumed and made up to resemble Virginia Bruce, who crowned the "Wedding Cake" set in the earlier film. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert 'Gil' Young: Remember, a pretty good moon, you let me kiss you after only slapping me twice.
Sheila 'Red': Three times.
Gilbert 'Gil' Young: Okay, three.
Gilbert 'Gil' Young: And then I told you you'll do for me, and I'll do for you.
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Soundtracks

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Played on piano by Charles Winninger (uncredited) and sung by him and Judy Garland (uncredited)
Reprised with an orchestra and sung by Judy Garland (uncredited) at an audition
Played as background music often
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Some things you ought to know
9 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is little that I could add to most of these reviews in terms of judging the quality of the movie.

However, a couple of minor points have been missed.

For one thing, one reviewer, who compared Tony Martin unfavorably to Frank S. and Dick Haymes, is comparing apples to oranges. Tony Martin was a relic of the 1930s in his classical singing style; it was already becoming obsolete by the time this movie was completed. By contrast, Frank and Dick Haymes were crooners—a very different kind of singing.

Several reviewers have expressed a desire to see this movie in color, because of the dazzling costumes. The thing to remember is that we're seeing the film today on very different film than what it was originally printed on. Nitrate stock—the film that was used in 1941— showed blacks that were really black, and whites that were bright white, not shades of gray. This would have produced a very different visual experience for the audiences of 1941. For those viewers, the costumes, rather than merely appearing beautiful, would have been blindingly spectacular.

It is unfortunate that the original nitrate prints have almost certainly disappeared forever.


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