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Cover Girl -- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly star in this magical musical about a showgirl who becomes highly successful and hugely unhappy.

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Director:
Writers:
Virginia Van Upp (screenplay)
Marion Parsonnet (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
30 March 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Mirthful, Magical Musical ! See more »
Plot:
Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Cover Girl Shines See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rita Hayworth ... Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks

Gene Kelly ... Danny McGuire

Lee Bowman ... Noel Wheaton

Phil Silvers ... Genius

Jinx Falkenburg ... Jinx Falkenburg

Leslie Brooks ... Maurine Martin

Eve Arden ... Cornelia Jackson

Otto Kruger ... John Coudair
Jess Barker ... John Coudair as a Young Man
Anita Colby ... Miss Colby
Curt Bois ... Chef at Danny McGuire's
Jean Colleran ... Cover Girl: American Magazine
Francine Counihan ... Cover Girl: American Home
Helen Mueller ... Cover Girl: Collier's Magazine
Cecilia Meagher ... Cover Girl: Coronet
Betty Jane Hess ... Cover Girl: Cosmopolitan Magazine
Dusty Anderson ... Cover Girl: Farm Journal Magazine
Eileen McClory ... Cover Girl: The Glamour Magazine
Cornelia B. von Hessert ... Cover Girl: Harper's Bazaar Magazine (as Cornelia B. Von Hessert)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Cover Girl: The Liberty Magazine
Cheryl Archibald ... Cover Girl: Look
Peggy Lloyd ... Cover Girl: Mademoiselle Magazine
Betty Jane Graham ... Cover Girl: McCall
Martha Outlaw ... Cover Girl: Red Book
Susann Shaw ... Cover Girl: The Vogue Magazine
Rose May Robson ... Cover Girl: The Woman's Home Companion
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grace Albertson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Eddie Allen ... Best Man (uncredited)
Lucille Allen ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Eugene Anderson Jr. ... Busboy (uncredited)
Sam Ash ... Assistant Cook (uncredited)
Warren Ashe ... Interviewer (uncredited)
Jackie Barnett ... Dancer (uncredited)

William 'Billy' Benedict ... Florist Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Jack Boyle ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Linda Brent ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Betty Brewer ... Autograph Hound (uncredited)
Betty Brodel ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Edward Brophy ... Joe - Cafe Owner (uncredited)
Sally Cairns ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sherry Cameron ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Glenn Charles ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Stanley Clements ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Cutler ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
George Dobbs ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Mac the Cop (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... 'Vanity' Photographer (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Reporter-Photographer (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Soldier on Pickup Truck (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Coudair's Butler (uncredited)
Virginia Gardner ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Helene Garron ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marion Graham ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Diane Griffith ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Soldier (uncredited)
Thurston Hall ... Tony Pastor (uncredited)
Eloise Hart ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Food Critic Dipping Soup (uncredited)
Robert F. Hill ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Pop - Doorman (uncredited)
Randolph Hughes ... Dancer (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Reporter Asking About Flowers (uncredited)
William Kline ... James - Chauffeur (uncredited)
Miriam LaVelle ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

George Lessey ... Minister (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Man in Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Naval Officer in Audience (uncredited)
Martha Mears ... Rusty Parker (singing voice) (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Man in Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
Johnny Mitchell ... Pianist (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Vin Moore ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Marion (uncredited)
Muriel Morris ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Al Norman ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Harry the Drunk (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Cook (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Peters ... Truckman (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Reporter (uncredited)
Larry Rio ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Patti Sacks ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Truckman (uncredited)
Gwen Seager ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Serviceman in Audience (uncredited)
Patti Sheldon ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bill Sloan ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Bartender (uncredited)

John Tyrrell ... Jim - Electrician (uncredited)
Virginia Wilson ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Shelley Winters ... Chorus Girl (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Rudy Wissler ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Constance Worth ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Ronald Wyckoff ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Vidor 
 
Writing credits
Virginia Van Upp (screenplay)

Marion Parsonnet (adaptation) &
Paul Gangelin (adaptation)

Erwin S. Gelsey (story) (as Erwin Gelsey)

John H. Kafka  uncredited

Produced by
Arthur Schwartz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerome Kern 
Carmen Dragon (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Allen M. Davey (director of photography)
Rudolph Maté (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Fay Babcock (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (gowns)
Muriel King (gowns)
Gwen Wakeling (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Budd Boetticher .... assistant director (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
Jack Voglin .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (uncredited)
John P. Livadary .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Coburn .... magazine covers photographer
Edward Cronenweth .... still photographer (uncredited)
Burnett Guffey .... camera operator (uncredited)
John Hoffman .... magazine covers photographer (uncredited)
Richard H. Kline .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Hoffman .... montages and "Cover Girl" presentation
 
Music Department
Carmen Dragon .... orchestrator
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... music recordist (as P.J. Faulkner)
Ira Gershwin .... lyrics by
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gil Grau .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gil Grau .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Martha Mears .... singing voice: Rita Hayworth (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anita Colby .... technical adviser
Harry Conover .... technical adviser
Norman Deming .... assistant to the producer
Seymour Felix .... dance numbers staged by
Kenneth Hopkins .... hats (as Keneth Hopkins)
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Morgan Padelford .... associate Technicolor color director
Val Raset .... dance numbers staged by
William R. Anderson .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Anita Colby .... press agent (uncredited)
Stanley Donen .... choreographer (uncredited)
Seymour Felix .... choreographer (uncredited)
Fred Kelly .... additional choreographer (uncredited)
Gene Kelly .... choreographer (uncredited)
Val Raset .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
107 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #9395) | USA:TV-G (tv rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rita Hayworth's singing voice was dubbed by Martha Mears, not Nan Wynn as erroneously reported by some sources.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Maurine pins the VANITY cover photo of Rusty on the call board in a wide shot, but it is a different picture from the next cut- a close-up of Rita Hayworth's face. When they cut back and forth to the wide shot, the difference is so startling that it does not look like Rita Hayworth at all. The faces even tilt in opposite directions.See more »
Quotes:
Genius:[From the song "Who's Complaining?" which dealt with food rationing during World War Two] "Because of Axis trickery, my coffee now is chicory, and I can rarely purloin a sirloin... No complaining, through the campaigning. Who cares if the carrots are few? I'll feed myself on artichokes, until that Nazi party chokes, so long as they don't ration, my passion, for you!"See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
LONG AGO AND FAR AWAYSee more »

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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Cover Girl Shines, 14 November 2003
Author: smithy-8 from New Jersey

"Cover Girl" is the best musical Rita Hayworth ever made. Ms. Hayworth will always be remembered for "Gilda", however, the next movie would be "Cover Girl". The story is great. It is about a dancer who wants to be a cover girl and makes it big in show business. She does it without the help of her talented dancer/director boyfriend (Gene Kelly). Mr. Kelly is given the chance to choreograph the musical numbers. The dances are spectacular. It is fun to see Phil Silvers, a comic, do the musical numbers with Ms. Hayworth and Mr. Kelly.

The supporting cast is perfect. Lee Bowman is given a chance to be an interesting third wheel, the other boyfriend.

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