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Doll Face (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 December 1945 (USA)
Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

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Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan
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Nicky Ricci
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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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Themselves, Carmen Miranda's Orchestra
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Storyline

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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Here's a Kiss  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Carole Landis was originally cast in the lead tole of Mary Elizabeth 'Doll Face' Carroll. She was unhappy with the script and quit right before filming began. 'Vivian Blaine' replaced her. See more »

Quotes

Chita: You think I'll make good on Broadstreet?
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Soundtracks

Red Hot and Beautiful
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Perry Como and danced by chorus girls
Later sung by Vivian Blaine and male quartet
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Where's Carmen's Tutti-Frutti Hat When You Need It?
19 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I started to read a fellow critique of this and stopped, but I too am writing this to let you Miranda fans that this isn't the movie for you, if you want Carmen, Carmen, and more Carmen! She sings one song I think in this movie based on a book written by Louise Hovick AKA Gypsy Rose Lee. You see, there's this stripper, played by Vivian Blaine, who can't get a job out of the business to go legitimate, because, in auditions when they find out who she is, they don't want an ex-stripper in their stage play/musical. So, she and her boyfriend/manager Dennis O'Keefe decide she needs to write a book to get respect and hire a ghost writer to help her.

Perry Como is on hand with his smooth voice, but while the movie has its moments, there aren't enough good songs or Miranda to get really excited about or to really recommend it.


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