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Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by
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Grable is delightful showing good comic flair along with her famous legs...
SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY is typical of the Fox musicals Betty Grable made during her long reign as Queen of the Technicolor musicals, zooming to popularity at the box office during the '40s. Robert Young is the writer at the Police Gazette who churns up stories on her past as a burlesque queen, much to her dismay. She's the fiancé of a stuffed shirt (Reginald Gardiner) and for awhile Young is the cause of a rift in all three relationships.
Forget the paper-thin plot, the kind that Fox used all the time to display Grable in pretty costumes, given the chance to warble a few undistinguished song-and-dance routines in pleasant style.
With a supporting cast that includes Adolphe Menjou, Sig Ruman and Virginia Grey, it passes the time pleasantly but is the sort of film that is quickly forgotten after seeing it once.
Grable fans will appreciate the warmth and humor she brings to a basically one-dimensional role as a showgirl.
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