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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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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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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Enas rolos gia mena  »

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Trivia

While Judy Garland rerecorded for Decca the wistful standard, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (music by Joseph McCarthy, lyrics by Harry Carroll), the star made no commercial version of the lively rumba written for her by Roger Edens, a ditty turned into a mammoth Busby Berkeley production number, "Minnie From Trinidad." Instead, Decca assigned the song to Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra featuring vocalist Helen O'Connell. See more »

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Mrs. Regan: I hope I didn't raise my son to be a Ziegfeld Girl too.
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Minnie from Trinidad
(1941) (uncredited)
Written by Roger Edens
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With The Kids from Seville: Antonio and Rosario
Sung and Danced to by Judy Garland and chorus, and danced to by Sergio Orta
Sung by Lana Turner (dubbed by Virginia Rees)
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glitz, glamor and ziegfeld glory
15 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is MGM glitter at it's best. The Ziegfeld Girl gives us three of the top female stars at MGM at the time. For Judy Garland fans, she acquits herself musically with three songs. The adorable "Laugh, I Thought I'd Split My Sides" performed with Charles Winninger at the beginning, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" simply sung beside a piano, and the Busby Berkeley staged "Minnie From Trinidad". Lana Turner had the biggest role of her carrer up to that time, and she is very good in the role of the good girl gone bad. Hedy Lamarr is breathtakingly beautiful in a sympathetic role. Everyone looks gorgeous in the Ziegfeld-style costumes in the elaborate "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" number sung by Tony Martin. Even Eve Arden, who supplies her usual welcome wisecracks, gets to parade down the stairs in a gorgeous Ziegfeld outfit. A beautiful extravaganza with a story that will hold your attention. This storyline has been compared in some other reviews to "Valley of the Dolls", and yes, superficially the story could be compared to that, but it is done so much better here, with the resources of MGM giving plausibility to both story and acting. Nobody did it better than MGM in those days. "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" has to be one of the most beautiful black-and-white musical numbers ever filmed. An eye-filling spectacle.


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