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"Bring On The Girls" is a film full of comedy, music, dancing, girls, sailors and Veronica Lake in her only Technicolor film. Veronica is stunning in colour and gives a delightful performance playing the foxy gold-digger. Eddie Bracken is comical as always, playing the jilted millionaire, looking for true love. Sonny Tufts fits in well and even sings. Huntz Hall of the East Side Kids/Bowery Boys films, is one of the wise guy sailors. For anyone not familiar with Spike Jones and His City Slickers zany and satirical musical arrangements, heres your chance. With all of this going for it, the film remains very dated and the story predictable. However, it's still well worth a curious look just to see some very popular star's of the 1940's, especially Veronica Lake, in Technicolor.
"Bring on the Girls" is a light-hearted comedy of errors. Poor little rich boy Eddie Bracken is looking for a girl who'll love him for himself not his money. Veronica Lake is a gold-digging cigarette girl, and Sonny Tufts is the guy from her past. Despite some weak slapstick humor from time to time, there are some witty dialogues. Veronica Lake is able to rise above the material and has some nice one-liners and amusing moments. A good movie to curl up in front of on a rainy night or day when one wants a cheerful diversion. I enjoyed this movie.
Eddie Bracken plays J. Newport Bates, one of the richest men in the
world. The problem is that women adore him...because he's rich. And,
after catching his fiancé in the arms of another man, he's determined
to do something radical. No...not give away his money. Instead, he's
planning on entering the Navy under an assumed name and blend in with
all the 'normal' folks. Then, if a woman falls for him, she loves him
for who he is...not what he's worth. Well, his lawyers hate the idea
but cannot dissuade him. So instead they get him to accept a new
friend...who will enlist with him and look out for him. However, Phil
(Sonny Tufts) turns out to be only so-so at the job and cannot stop him
from meeting and falling in love with Teddy (Veronica Lake)...a
money-grubber is there ever was one! She has found out that Bates is
the man who loves her and looks forward to a life of luxury. What's to
come of all this?
The film has energy. While it's entertaining, it seems very high speed at times AND tosses in a bunch of musical numbers as well! This means that although one or two things might fall a bit flat, it doesn't matter because the film doesn't give you much chance to notice the lulls! Not brilliant in any way but worth seeing.
By the way, in the night club look carefully, as tiny parts are played by Yvonne De Carlo (a hatcheck girl) and Noel Neill (from the "Adventures of Superman" and she plays a new cigarette girl).
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