On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ...
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Paul Whiteman and Orchestra
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of the Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar. Written by
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Byron Harvey Jr., who plays the uncredited role of a train conductor who keeps good time, was the grandson of Fred Harvey and President of the Fred Harvey Company at the time of the filming. See more »
Near the end of the movie, John Hodiak as Ned Trent hands Angela Lansbury as Em a wad of bills in an extreme close up insert shot. The "movie money" bills are Mexican Banco de Sonora Hermosillo 50 Peso notes from the 1897-1911 period, bearing the child portrait of Hortencia Corral Velez, the daughter of bank shareholder Ramón Corral. Until 1958 the United States prohibited any full scale photographic reproduction of its paper money. This included movie film because it was feared that a single frame of the negative could be enlarged onto a printing plate from which passable counterfeits could be made. Film companies therefore had to use substitutes. After the Mexican revolution masses of worthless but colorful notes were dumped on the market and many acquired by the property departments of American film studios. See more »
Would it be possible you don't want to marry me?
Now wait a minute Ms. Bradley. I wanna marry ya, I wanna marry ya somethin' like all get-out. I wanna marry ya somethin' awful ma'amm. But please ma'am, please say no.
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Arthur Freed is noted for his musical productions, but this movie is choked with too many songs and lack of story content. One can learn to like it, though, and I particularly like the performance of Judy Garland and Virginia O'Brien. John Hodiak sort of reminds me of Clark Gable in GONE WITH THE WIND---his easy-going nature and good humor. It's refreshing to see Angela Lansbury as a young woman and there are some hilarious moments, such as when Judy Garland gets the Harvey House's beef back with her errant Colt pistol. But, as I said, this movie is too full of songs and not enough story content. In all fairness, I have to put a fair rating for it.
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