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Stephan Eichenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An unofficial rehash of "Stage Door" (1937). See more »
Prop Goof -- The film seems to be taking place around 1944 when it was released. But, in the opening scene, the hotel clerk gives Joan a letter and check from the closing of her bank account in Kansas City. The check is for $110 and the date clearly shown on the check is March 10, 1845 -- about 100 years earlier. See more »
"Career Girl" had just the right setup to be a good movie, especially during the war years. An all-girl boarding house of would-be starlets in New York had real potential. The plot was just right, and the two love interests were OK. The script was shaky but the movie still had potential. Then came the time for people to perform and it fell flat. Where was the talent in song and dance? Others commented about this, and the lack of much talent did this film in as a musical. Even Frances Langford's numbers were not up to her usual caliber.
This movie may indeed have been for another time. Look closely at the check Frances receives from the hotel clerk in the opening scene. The letter acknowledged the closing of her account by the Midwest National Bank of Kansas City, KS. She received a check for $110 plus, and the date clearly shown on the check is March 10, 1845. That's right 1845. Someone had fun with that prop, because the camera stays on the letter and check long enough for a theater audience to see the date clearly. Of course, with DVDs today, we can stop right on a scene and savor little goofs like this.
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