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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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Jimmy Walters (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
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Mrs. Regan
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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: I have no uncle, and he doesn't live in Philadelphia.
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Connections

Featured in Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen: Censored (1996) See more »

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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Strange musical
30 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very odd MGM musical that mixes huge production numbers with depressing, heavy-handed melodrama. The main characters are played by Judy Garland (great and full of life), Jimmy Stewart (looks and acts miserable), Hedy Lamarr (incredibly beautiful but vacant), and Lana Turner (pretty good until she goes bad and REALLY overdoes it). Everybody looks fantastic...even Turner when she falls apart.. The production numbers are astounding with unbelievable costumes (this film really should have been in color). They're very long but never dull...the standout numbers are "You Stepped Out of a Dream" and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows". The one problem is the melodrama is really overwrought and overdone. It drags the movie down and makes it seem much longer than it is (there's no reason for this to be dragged out over 2 hours). Still, see this for the songs and costumes.


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