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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:
An Extravaganza of Music and A Good Story too! 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 ... 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 (as Chery Archibald)
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 - Bartender (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 styles
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 .... orchestrations
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... music recording (as P.J. Faulkner)
Ira Gershwin .... lyrics by
Fred W. Leigh .... song: "Poor John!"
Henry E. Pether .... song: "Poor John!"
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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
107 min
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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:U | Germany:0 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #9395) | USA:TV-G (tv rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song "Long Ago And Far Away" has been recorded by more than 80 singers and orchestras, the last time was in 2010. The 1944 recording by Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes remained on the charts for 11 weeks.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:
Danny McGuire:[indicates Noel Wheaton] This gentleman has been in the theater a good many years.
[to Wheaton]
Danny McGuire:Now, you've been in my theater a good many years too. Why don't you be a good boy and scram?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
COVER GIRL (THAT GIRL ON THE COVER)See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
An Extravaganza of Music and A Good Story too!, 28 March 2002
Author: Craig Smith (csmith13@woh.rr.com) from Toledo, Ohio

A good story about Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth) who dreams of being on broadway which means she would have to leave the small dinner theater where she works with Danny (Gene Kelly) and Genius (Phil Silvers). Rusty is in love with Danny. All three are good friends and every Friday night they go to a local bar where they get oysters so they can look for a pearl (they never eat them). The story line provides numerous opportunities for songs and dancing. The movie has two questions that Rusty must answer: Is fame all that it is cracked up to be? and Is less really more if you are happy? Answering those questions makes the movie. The movie also does a good job of showcasing the talents that all three principals had. Never a dull moment!

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