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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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Kay
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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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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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As part of the finale Betty Grable leads a WAC (Women's Army Corps) drill team in some intricate maneuvers. It was decided to use a real WAC drill team, rather than actresses, for this sequence since they were already familiar with the routines. See more »

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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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The Caisson Song
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Music by Edmund L. Gruber
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Rather average musical
20 June 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've just seen Pin Up Girl for the first time and found it good in parts, but not brilliant.

Betty Grable plays a secretary and is a singer as well. She says she's engaged to every service man she has signed her photo for. She does fall in love with a man who's in the Navy and after several misunderstandings, she becomes engaged to him.

Despite being made during the Second World War, Pin Up Girl was shot in colour and it certainly is very colourful. There are some good songs and performances, although can be a little heavy going at times.

One viewing is probably enough for this movie. Not too bad though.

Rating: 2 and a half stars out of 5.


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