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Government Girl (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1943 (USA)
The secretary of a newly appointed government official strives to make him a success in spite of his shortcomings.

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(story) (as Adela Rogers St. John), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
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E.H. 'Ed' Browne
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May Harness Blake
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Dana McGuire
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Sergeant Joe Blake
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Branch Owens
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Adele - Mrs. Delancey Wright
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Senator MacVickers
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Mrs. Harris
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Storyline

Washington DC during World War II. The machinery of government is a hive of endless, if not seamless, activity. Armament 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>

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3 girls to a bed! 10 girls to a date! 20 girls to a steak! Where... the men are ONE to TEN a gal's GOTTA be good! No wonder no man is safe after dark! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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5 November 1943 (USA)  »

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Dez Pequenas para um Homem  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Dunn was almost 17 years older than his onscreen wife, Anne Shirley. See more »

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Opening credits are shown over the Capitol building. See more »

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Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
(1816) (uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Overture played on the radio
Some words sung by George Givot
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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.


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