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The Powers Girl (1943)

 |  Musical  |  15 January 1943 (USA)
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Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

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(as Norman McLeod)

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(screenplay) (as E. Edwin Moran) , (story) (as Wm. A. Pierce) , 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jerry Hendricks
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Ellen Evans
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Kay Evans
Dennis Day ...
Dennis Day
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra ...
Benny Goodman Orchestra
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John Robert Powers
Jean Ames ...
Googie
Mary Treen ...
Nancy
Rafael Storm ...
Vandy Vandegrift
Helen MacKellar ...
Mrs. Hendricks
Harry Shannon ...
Mr. Hendricks
Roseanne Murray ...
Edna Lambert
Jayne Hazard ...
Model in Waiting Room
Lillian Eggers ...
Model
Linda Stirling ...
Model
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Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

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15 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hello Beautiful  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Pawn Stars: Pom Pom Pawn (2011) See more »

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Written by Fanny Baldridge, Josef Bonime and Gregory Stone
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Musical fluff
5 December 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is based on the real Powers Girls (among the real life graduates are Grace Kelly, Lee Remick, Jennifer Jones)and shows Anne Shirley and Carole Landis at their best. Top accolades to Benny Goodman and his orchestra and some great dancing and singing. Plot is paper thin but summarized incorrectly by Maltin. Anne Shirley is the one who sacrifices a potential windfall from a lawsuit to better the career of her sister Carole who wants to become a Powers girl. Landis is particularly luminous and believable. I was saddened to read of her suicide a few years later. I gave it a 5 out of 10.


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