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Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1944 (USA)
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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(as Bruce Humberstone)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Eddie Hall
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Barney Briggs
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Dorothea Kent ...
Kay
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Dud Miller
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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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Your No. 1 BoxOffice Star In Her No. 1 BoxOffice Hit! See more »

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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"This Is It" (music by James V. Monaco, lyrics by Mack Gordon), sung by Betty Grable, was deleted from this movie. The song as filmed has been restored on the DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. See more »

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Featured in The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) See more »

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Goin' to the County Fair
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Eddie Hall stops by Lorry and Kay's table
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Disappointing Grable musical probably charmed the socks off servicemen...
19 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Perhaps back then this was seen as a bright and bubbly tribute to the Armed Forces everywhere, but surely BETTY GRABLE deserved better material for a musical with a title like PIN UP GIRL. She's pretty and pert as a secretary whose romance with a soldier goes from Boy Meets Girl, Boy Loses Girl, Boy Wins Girl in timeworn Hollywood fashion.

No help is the fact that MARTHA RAYE and JOE E. BROWN can usually be counted on to add gags and merriment to any film they're in. Here, they open their big mouths and nothing funny comes out.

The songs are weak, lacking interest even for Grable fans--with one exception. A nifty little number called "Once Too Often" has Betty doing a slit-skirt, torrid dance number with Hermes Pan, the famous choreographer who worked with Astaire and Rogers on many of their most famous routines. It's the only musical number worth staying awake for.

The climactic military number is a hoot, with Betty doing a parade of arms military drill that reminded me of my boot camp days.

Summing up: This is one you can afford to miss.


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