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The Doughgirls (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  25 November 1944 (USA)
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Arthur and Vivian are just married, but when the get to their honeymoon suite in Washington D.C., they find it occupied. Arthur goes to meet Slade, his new boss, and when he comes back, he ... See full summary »

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Edna Stokes Cadman
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Nan Curtiss Dillon
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Arthur Halstead
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Vivian Marsden Halstead
Irene Manning ...
Mrs. Sylvia Cadman
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Stanley Slade
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Sgt. Natalia Moskoroff
John Ridgely ...
Julian Cadman
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Breckenridge Drake
John Alexander ...
Warren Buckley
Craig Stevens ...
Lt. Tom Dillon
Barbara Brown ...
Elizabeth Brush Cartwright
Francis Pierlot ...
Mr. Jordan
Donald MacBride ...
Judge Franklin
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Timothy Walsh - FBI Agent
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Arthur and Vivian are just married, but when the get to their honeymoon suite in Washington D.C., they find it occupied. Arthur goes to meet Slade, his new boss, and when he comes back, he finds three girls in his suite. He orders Vivian to get rid of them, but they are friends of Vivian's and as time goes by, it looks more like Grand Central Station than the quiet honeymoon suite Arthur expected. As long as there is anyone else in the suite, Arthur will not stay there and there will be no honeymoon. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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IT'S A SCREAM ON THE SCREEN! (original ad - all caps)

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25 November 1944 (USA)  »

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Arthur Halstead: [Reading bills] Valet service, cleaning and pressing, $46! What do you dames do to get your clothes so dirty? What are you, commandos?
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References Destination Tokyo (1943) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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From "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played toward the beginning and a number of times on piano
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If a kid could appreciate it, it must be good
28 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it came out. Although I was only around 7 or 8 years old, I found it a very funny movie. I expect that I didn't understand most of the jokes, but the situation and the constant frenetic action, characters coming and going, must have impressed me. I found Eve Arden's character particularly funny. Firing a rifle salute from a swanky hotel balcony...wow!

Looking at it now, it is clear that it was originally a stage play-characters coming and going on one set. Machine-gun rapid quips, jokes, reactions...if one joke doesn't get you, the next one will. Jane Wyman's dumb Dora character was a stock comedy character in those days (Gracie Allen). It might have been demeaning for her to play, but it made her a star before her later weepies.

The Washington no rooms to rent situation is long forgotten. Absurdist humor has gone out of fashion, perhaps because our society has become so absurd that absurdity is no longer funny. Thus, a lot of the humor of this film and its satire don't register today. Yet, it was quite good for its time, and it is still a hoot to watch today.


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