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Cinderella Jones (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 9 March 1946 (USA)
Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides ... See full summary »

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Keating
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Cora Elliot
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Oliver S. Patch
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Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides that she must be married by a certain time or lose the inheritance. She then has to decide whether rivals-for-her-hand Tommy Coles or Bart Williams, loves her for herself or for her fortune. What's a girl to do? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Musical

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Filmed between mid-December 1943 and May 17, 1944, the movie's wide release was held back until March 9, 1946, and then the picture's Manhattan opening at the Strand Theatre followed on March 15, 1946. Snipped out of the release print were several references to "ongoing" World War II, which had ended on August 14, 1945. See more »

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Judy Jones: So there's 10 million dollars involved. That's why I hitched my wagon to Sierra Tech, to coin a paraphrase.
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You Never Know Where You're Goin' Till You Get There
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Soldiers, WACs, Robert Alda, Joan Leslie (dubbed by Louanne Hogan),
Edward Everett Horton, Julie Bishop, S.Z. Sakall, Charles Dingle,
, Charles Arnt, Chester Clute and Edward Gargan
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silly love story with some big names
29 July 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Any flick directed by B. Berkeley, and has Edward E. Horton (small part) can't be ALL bad. Sure, that silly plot is pretty flimsy, but you also have some respectable song and dance numbers, Robert Alda and Joan Leslie, and of course "Cuddles" Sakall as the stubborn Professor. Judy ( Leslie ) and Tommy ( Alda ) work on a radio show that gives away money and prizes, and helps locate long lost relatives. But there are conditions to be met when they DO find the rightful heir, and the conditions are almost more trouble than they are worth... but in this case, its ten million dollars at stake. Also keep an eye out for Elisha Cook as the "roommate" at college... he was the weakling villain in "Maltese Falcon". The running gag in "Cinderella Jones is the list of malaprops said almost non-stop for the second half of the film. Half the cast ends up in jail, and then we're in court trying to straighten it all out, like any good, respectable, farce. Funny to note that in the credits, Sakall's role is listed as Gabriel Popik, but about halfway through the film, everyone starts calling him "Cuddles", his real nickname. Sit back and enjoy the 90 minute story, as long as you're willing to buy into the silliness.


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