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Girl Rush (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Western, Musical | 21 October 1944 (USA)
Two unsuccesful vaudeville entertainers decide to search for gold during the Californian goldrush in 1849. They come to a town where no woman lives. The dewellers of this town promise them ... See full summary »

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Two unsuccesful vaudeville entertainers decide to search for gold during the Californian goldrush in 1849. They come to a town where no woman lives. The dewellers of this town promise them a lot of gold, when they bring some women to them. So they bring a vaudeville show with lots of girls. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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comedy team of Carney and Brown meet Vera Vague--with songs and Robert Mitchum!
27 December 2004 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

The comedy team of Alan Carney and Wally Brown are often referred to as RKO's answer to Abbott and Costello. The difference is that Carney is not as over-the-top as Costello, and Brown is not a pure straight man a la Abbott--he's bumbling himself (it's as if Costello was 1/3 Abbott, and Abbott had 1/3 Costello in him!). Still, their films are enjoyable comic entertainment, and they are best known for the two films they did with Bela Lugosi:ZOMBIES ON Broadway and GENIUS AT WORK. In this film, they are musical comedy performers who keep producing flops, so they go out West to find some success. That starts the plot in motion (which takes them back East again, then back out West).The great Vera Vague (as Suzy) is in much of the film, romantically interested in Carney, which provides comedic sparks throughout. GIRL RUSH also provides an early starring role for Robert Mitchum. Mitchum had made a ton of films in 1943 (check his 1943 IMDb credits!) as he was establishing himself in Hollywood, and he really is the "hero" in this film. In hindsight, it's also clear how different from other actors Mitchum was--he is as different from others as James Dean was in the 1950's. GIRL RUSH is a competently made piece of bottom-of-the-bill, b-movie entertainment that would not make anyone's "favorite" list for 1944, but surely was fun and entertaining to watch while it was playing. Shown on TV today, GIRL RUSH has much the same effect. Carney and Brown are an excellent comedy team and were probably fine all-around entertainers in their day. With Vera Vague and her madcap antics added to the mix, you have a entertaining 80 minutes for a rainy day.


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