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Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan
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Chita Chula
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Frankie Porter
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Frederick Manly Gerard (as Michael Dunne)
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Flo Hartman
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Lawyer Ferguson (as Donald McBride)
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Burlesque queen Doll Face Carroll is dismissed from an audition for a legitimate Broadway show because she's considered unrefined. Her boss/manager, Mike, decides that she can acquire some polish and also get plenty of publicity by writing her autobiography; he hires a ghost writer to do all the work but doesn't consider that Doll Face and her collaborator might have more than a book on their minds. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>

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31 December 1945 (USA)  »

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(1943). Stage Play: The Naked Genius. Comedy. Written by Gypsy Rose Lee. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Costume Design by Billy Livingston. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Plymouth Theatre: 21 Oct 1943- 20 Nov 1943 (36 performances). Cast: Joan Blondell (as "Honey Bee Carroll"), Frieda Altman (as "Mrs. Davis"), Mary Ashworth (as "Gladys"), Bertha Belmore (as "Lollie Adams"), Kay Buckley (as "Shop Girl"), Lewis Charles (as "Sam Hinkle"), George Cotton (as "A Moving Man"), Tom Daly (as "A Man"), Marie Louise Dana (as "Mrs. Goodwin"), Robert Downing (as "State Trooper"), Ralph Glover (as "A Man"), Judson Langill (as "Mr. Goodwin"), Ralph Lewis (as "A.P. Man"), Bernice Maison (as "Sally Martin"), Gil Maison (as "Teddy Martin"), Anton McQuade (as "Drunk"), Doro Merande (as "Myrtle McGuire"), Millard Mitchell (as "Stuart Tracy"), James Moore (as "First Judge"), Pauline Myers (as "Angela"), Edmonia Nolley (as "Miss Holmes"), Rex O'Malley (as "Fred-Eric"), Phyllis Povah (as "Pansy"), Eleanore Prentiss (as "Shop Girl"), Donald Randolph (as "Charles Goodwin"), Rosemary Rice (as "Emily") [Broadway debut], Emily Ross (as "Mrs. Thompson"), Marcel Rousseau (as "Alonzo") [final Broadway role], Byron Russell (as "Williams"), Georgia Sothern (as "Alibassi"), John Souther (as "Judge Taylor"), Karen Stevens (as "Shop Girl"), William Torpey (as "Second Judge"). Produced by Michael Todd. Note: Filmed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as Doll Face (1945). See more »

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'Doll Face' Carroll: Do you mean to stand there and tell me I ain't got class? Why, in Duluth, I was billed as the... You tell 'em, Mike.
Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan: The Classy Chassis from Tallahassee. 'Cept she's from Brooklyn, but that don't rhyme with nothin'.
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Somebody's Walking in My Dream
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Vivian Blaine at audition
Later sung and danced by Martha Stewart in finale
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Why did 20th Century-Fox Bother?
20 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film wastes the talents of Vivian Blaine and Carmen Miranda. Evidently produced right after the end of World War II, Fox didn't care to spend the money on Technicolor, and "cherry blonde" Blaine and flamboyant Miranda should have never been photographed in black and white.

The score is ho-hum. The composers did a much better job on the previous film "Nob Hill" also produced in 1945 in Technicolor and also starring Blaine, with two superb ballads, even though the songs are nearly forgotten today.

Miranda is given only one performance, with the typical tropical theme, a boring song, again losing a lot without Technicolor.

So why did Fox bother? I suppose when you have people under contract, one has to use them somehow in something. Perhaps if the burlesque subject matter had been played up and more burlesque comedy used this film might have ended up a better product.


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