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Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  25 April 1944 (USA)
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Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »

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Tommy Dooley
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Molly McKay
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Eddie Hall
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Barney Briggs
Skating Vanities ...
Specialty Skaters
Dorothea Kent ...
Kay
Dave Willock ...
Dud Miller
The Condos Brothers ...
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Charlie Spivak ...
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Charlie Spivak Orchestra ...
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Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical | Romance | War

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25 April 1944 (USA)  »

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Imagine Us  »

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$1,615,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Eddie Hall got his bit as a hitch-hiking soldier in this film with help from his good friend, Martha Raye. Which most likely has nothing to do with the fact the Joe E. Brown's role name in this film was Eddie Hall. See more »

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Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle Hayride
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Martha Raye with Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra
Danced by the Condos Brothers
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fluff and nonsense
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not bad, not good for a Betty Grable flick. Story, like all the Fox musicals on the 40's is silly, but sometimes silly can be charming. PIN-UP GIRL focuses on Betty of course and those "million" dollar legs. The story of a want-to-be showgirl who is doing steno work could have somehow worked better with more fluid writing. A couple of good dance numbers, but nothing spectacular. Nice to see old timers Martha Raye and Joe E. Brown, but Martha plays a real witch in this one and takes the shine off her comedic talent. Too bad. Story itself does not focus and what happened to her girl friend, Dorthea Kent, who is in the first part of the movie, then is dropped like a hot potato. Her presence was missed as she was a good side kick to Betty. If you're a Betty Grable fan, and you must be to be reading about this movie, there are others a lot better. Too bad they're not available on DVD. By the way, the DVD transfer is quite nice.


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