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Career Girl (1944)

 -  Musical  -  11 January 1944 (USA)
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Joan Terry, a girl from the country wants to become a Broadway Star, but this proves to be not so easy.

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Complete credited cast:
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Joan Terry
Edward Norris ...
Steve Dexter
Iris Adrian ...
Glenda Benton
Craig Woods ...
James Blake
Linda Brent ...
Thelma Mason
Alec Craig ...
Theodore 'Pop' Billings, the Landlord
Ariel Heath ...
Sue Collins
Lorraine Krueger ...
Ann
Gladys Blake ...
Janie
Charles Judels ...
Felix Black
Charles Williams ...
Louis Horton
Renee Helms ...
Polly (as Renee White)
Marcy McGuire ...
Louise (as Marion McGuire)
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Judy Clark ...
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Storyline

Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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11 January 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le ragazze di Broadway  »

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When Joan Terry and Steve Dexter are shown hitting the night spots of Broadway, the stock-footage montage includes the outside of the Cotton Club - which had closed in 1940, four years before this film was made. See more »

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Excellent little movie
31 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a rather underrated little movie that bares more than a passing resemblance to Stage Door.

Despite its lack of truly famous faces, it is beautifully acted by all concerned. Frances Langford, the female lead in this, had a long and highly successful career in the media, especially in radio and later on TV and as a live performer as well as occasional appearances in movies.

She belonged to an age when talent abounded and the competition was pretty fierce, and though not exactly a marquee name in movies, she did have her moments, and definitely deserved to have had a bigger career in movies. This little movie is an excellent vehicle for her. She was a striking beauty and had a fine singing voice. The only weak part of this movie is probably the dance scene at the end. But that aside this movie is well worth watching.


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