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Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1941 (USA)
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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10 HIT SONGS! "Minnie from Trinidad" - "You've Stepped Out of a Dream"---and many more! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enas rolos gia mena  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Susan Gallagher (Judy Garland) auditions for the Ziegfeld Follies is strikingly similar to Judy's actual audition for MGM in 1935. Like her character, Judy came in with her father (Frank Gumm) as her accompanist and was flopping until Roger Edens, like Slayton (Paul Kelly) in the film, took over the audition, coached her to sing more softly and subtly, and got her the MGM contract. See more »

Quotes

Mischa: [to Franz] It's a disgrace to your violin to make jazz music.
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Soundtracks

You Gotta Pull Strings
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Judy Garland and chorus in the finale
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Watchable high camp
28 February 1999 | by (Mountain View, Ca.) – See all my reviews



The story of three girls who join the fabulous Ziegfeld Follies. One makes it big, one goes back to her husband, and one goes bad, Hollywood style.

It's too bad this movie was shot in black and white, most of the high points are the, uh, amazing production numbers. I mean, you haven't lived until you've seen a showgirl wearing a school of tropical fish or a flock of parrots. Or Judy Garland in an Xmas-tree tinsel dress. Also a big Judy Garland production number, "Minnie from Trinidad".

Other than the music and costumes, the fun is watching Lana Turner go BAD. Garland and Lammar are less than interesting away from the stage (blame the script), but Turner's rise-and-fall is classic bad-girl camp. (You know she's hitting the skids when men start giving her *fake* diamonds) And of course she dies of Old Movie Disease at the end, the kind that reunites you with your true love and leaves your hair and makeup perfect.


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