MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,161 this week

Government Girl (1943)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  5 November 1943 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 249 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

Washington DC in the war. The machinery of government is a hive of endless if not seamless activity. Arnament production is the name of the game, by fair means or foul. Ed Browne, more used... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Adela Rogers St. John) , (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

all
a list of 2890 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3836 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 4416 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 26 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Government Girl" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Government Girl (1943)

Government Girl (1943) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Government Girl.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter
Hard to Get (1938)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis, he makes her work out her bill by making beds. Resolving to get even, she ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger
Devotion (1946)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with... See full summary »

Director: Harold French
Stars: Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Penelope Dudley-Ward
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell
Worldly Goods (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A businessman who has devoted his whole life to obtaining money and power finds that he can't buy the one thing he craves: love.

Director: Phil Rosen
Stars: James Kirkwood, Merna Kennedy, Shannon Day
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Quick-tempered but likable Biff grimes falls big for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he's not the only young man in the neighborhood who's smitten.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
That Lady (1955)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Ana, the Princess of Eboli, wears a black patch over her right eye, where she was blinded as a youth when fighting a duel in defense of her king, the despotic Philip. Thereafter she and the... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Gilbert Roland, Paul Scofield
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Harry Joe Brown
Stars: Robert Armstrong, Constance Cummings, Olga Baclanova
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Special Insurance-Investigator Dan Kennedy and his wonder dog, Tarzan the Police Dog, are called in to investigate the persistent robbing of a shipping-and-storage warehouse in Los Angeles.

Director: Albert Herman
Stars: Tarzan, Reed Howes, Janet Chandler
Wide Boy (1952)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The title, in British police parlance of the day, defines a petty crook whose criminal activities are minor and legal-borderline, but the title character in this film appears to stretch the... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Ronald Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
E.H. 'Ed' Browne
...
May Harness Blake
Jess Barker ...
Dana McGuire
James Dunn ...
Sergeant Joe Blake
...
Branch Owens
...
Adele - Mrs. Delancey Wright
...
Senator MacVickers
...
Mrs. Harris
Sig Ruman ...
Ambassador
Edit

Storyline

Washington DC in the war. The machinery of government is a hive of endless if not seamless activity. Arnament production is the name of the game, by fair means or foul. Ed Browne, more used to making cars in Detroit, is having to try and get planes made in this maelstrom. Luckily or unluckily, he finds he has a secretary who knows the political ropes - and her own mind. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dez Pequenas para um Homem  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Leading lady Olivia de Havilland absolutely hated the role. She had not wanted to do the picture in the first place, but was forced into it by an arrangement whereby Warner Bros. loaned her services to David O. Selznick, who turned her over to RKO. Her distaste for the arrangement is evident in the wide variety of grimaces, smirks and other expressions she used to avoid creating a character of any depth or credibility. See more »

Connections

Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played in the hotel during May's beefsteak dinner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What can't de Havilland do?
13 January 2000 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

For over a decade, I have been favorably impressed by the work of Olivia de Havilland. That said, I had no high hopes for this film; I wanted to watch this film just to say I had, and to see de Havilland in a comedic role. I was pleasantly surprised, and I found myself rather taken in by the humor. Having seen Miss de Havilland in her Academy Award winning performances and many other dramatic roles, I was impressed by her comedic timing, facial expressions, and sharp sarcasm, which is also very prominent in her portrayal of Amy Lind in THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE. I by no means consider this film one of Hollywood's best, but it isn't all that bad and is definitely worth a watch - particularly if you want to see de Havilland in a different kind of role.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Deserves DVD Release classicalsteve
Discuss Government Girl (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?