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Doll Face (1945)

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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dennis O'Keefe ...
Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan
Perry Como ...
Nicky Ricci
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Chita Chula
Martha Stewart ...
Frankie Porter
Stephen Dunne ...
Frederick Manly Gerard (as Michael Dunne)
Reed Hadley ...
Flo Hartman
Stanley Prager ...
Flo's Aide
Charles Tannen ...
Flo's Aide
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Stage Manager
Frank Orth ...
Peters
Donald MacBride ...
Lawyer Ferguson (as Donald McBride)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bando da Lua ...
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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Trivia

Many of the posters and publicity shots for this film prominently feature Carmen Miranda wearing a nautical outfit topped by a lighthouse headdress, even though she never actually wears it in the movie (the hat can be seen on a dressing room counter in one shot). Paramount Pictures, which owned the rights to the song "True To The Navy", wouldn't give permission for its use in the film. Consequently, the entire sequence, already filmed, with Miranda wearing her nautical attire, performing the song, had to be cut. 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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The Parisian Trot
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Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Charles Henderson
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Doll Face is a curiosity, certainly not a classic
20 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although it is also loosely based on the life of burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee, this uninspired film is much less interesting than the 1962 musical Gypsy with Natalie Wood in the title role. Here, Vivian Blaine struggles through a tedious script, with Dennis O'Keefe blustering his way through as her lover. The best reason to watch this film is to see Perry Como, later to become a crooning television superstar, in a rare film role and Carmen Miranda dancing and camping her way through "Chico Chico." Como and Blaine bring some culture shock to the film when they sing "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)," mocking Japan for losing World War II and homogenizing African-American hep-cat style for a white audience. Available on DVD in the 20th Century Fox "Marquee Musicals" series, Doll Face is a curiosity, not a classic.


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