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The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also finds romance and heartbreak. Written by
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This film features the suggestive "Row, Row, Row" (1912), from the Broadway Revue "Hanky Panky", Music by James V. Monaco, Lyrics by William Jerome. Among the lyrics in this standard, about a couple 'spooning' while rowing , "They would drop both their oars, take a few more encores and then they'd row, row, row". Obviously, not to be confused with the children's song "Row Row Row Your Boat Gently Up The Stream" See more »
When the film begins, the time is 1909, and Guinan, not yet 20 years old, is still living with her family; actually, by that time, the 25 year old Guinan had already been married and divorced once, the first of three marriages. In the film she never marries. In the film, sometime in the mid-1920's, a doctor diagnoses Guinan as having a heart condition, and gives her, at most, two years to live. In real life, she died of amoebic dysentery in 1933, age 49. See more »
Betty Hutton is Texas Guinan in this Hollywood bio-pic that is vastly superior to others of its kind due to, number one, Betty Hutton, who always gave her all in everything she did, and number two, its almost reverential treatment and regard to its subject matter, with a very fulfilling ending that leaves the viewer wanting more and letting our imagination reflect on what is ahead for Texas Guinan. If you've never heard of Texas Guinan, then you need to catch this to see for yourself Betty Hutton at her best. She gives this movie the zest and heart that many other bio-pics lack and she is given the role of a lifetime as she lives and loves for one man. This is required Betty Hutton viewing!
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