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The Stork Club (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 28 December 1945 (USA)
A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as B.G. DeSylva), (screenplay) (as John McGowan)
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Jerry B. 'J.B.' / 'Pop' Bates
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A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment and a charge account at a department store. When her boyfriend (DeFore) returns from overseas, he thinks she is a kept woman. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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28 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De ooievaarsclub  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $1,000,000 that Pop's offers to Judy in his will in 1945 would be the equivalent of US$11,794,036 in 2009 dollars. See more »

Quotes

Judy Peabody: You know I think he's a bit screwy, he thinks a girl named Ruby Stevens is Barbara Stanwyck!
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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
(1905) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
Played as background music in the first sequence
Sung by Betty Hutton at rehearsal
Reprised by the band at the Stork Club
Danced to by Barry Fitzgerald and Mary Young
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WWII-era B Movie entertains in a brainless way
21 July 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

So, this beautiful blonde saves a rich old man from drowning, see? But she doesn't realize he's rich, see? And she tries to get him a job at the Stork Club, where she works, see? And he decides to secretly make her rich for being so nice to him, see?

A totally predictable feel-good movie, worth watching if you like Betty Hutton and WWII vintage studio potboilers with fun stories and a couple of good musical numbers.


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