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Director:
Writers:
Edmund Beloin (screenplay) &
Nathaniel Curtis (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 January 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's Blazing, Blistering Romance . . . in the wide open spaces !
Plot:
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
No Vincente Minelli -- and it shows See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Judy Garland ... Susan Bradley
John Hodiak ... Ned Trent

Ray Bolger ... Chris Maule

Angela Lansbury ... Em
Preston Foster ... Judge Sam Purvis

Virginia O'Brien ... Alma from Ohio
Kenny Baker ... Terry O'Halloran
Marjorie Main ... Sonora Cassidy

Chill Wills ... H.H. Hartsey
Selena Royle ... Miss Bliss

Cyd Charisse ... Deborah Andrews
Ruth Brady ... Ethel
Jack Lambert ... Marty Peters
Edward Earle ... Jed Adams
Morris Ankrum ... Rev. Claggett
William 'Bill' Phillips ... 1st Cowboy (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
Ben Carter ... John Henry

Norman Leavitt ... 2nd Cowboy
Stephen McNally ... 'Goldust' McClean (as Horace McNally)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Allen ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Amos Arnet ... (uncredited)
Jean Ashton ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Frank Austin ... Rancher (uncredited)
Eleanor Bayley ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Hazel Brooks ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)

Rand Brooks ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)

Ewing Miles Brown ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Joan Carey ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Lucille Casey ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Clark ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Jack Clifford ... Fireman (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Townsman (uncredited)
Georgia Davis ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Davis ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Dona Dax ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Engineer (uncredited)
Gwen Donovan ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Meredyth Durrell ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Vivian Edwards ... Specialty Performer (uncredited)
Mary Jo Ellis ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Engels ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Kay English ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Mary Jane French ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Sam Garrett ... Trick Roper (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff ... Boy (uncredited)
Virginia Gumm ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Jane Hale ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Jane Hall ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
William Hall ... Big Joe (uncredited)
Byron Harvey Jr. ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Gloria Hope ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ... Jane (uncredited)
Dorothy Jackson ... Specialty Performer (uncredited)
Thelma Joel ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Joe Karnes ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Al Kunde ... Rancher (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Vera Lee ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Maxine Leslie ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis ... Sandy (uncredited)
Johnny Luther ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Peggy Maley ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Claude Martin ... (uncredited)
Judy Matson ... Specialty Performer (uncredited)

Catherine McLeod ... Louise (uncredited)
John Merton ... Player (uncredited)
Mary Moder ... Specialty Performer (uncredited)
Daphne Moore ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Edith Motridge ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Station Agent (uncredited)
Loulie Jean Norman ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Conductor (uncredited)
Shirley Patterson ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Player (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Player (uncredited)
Dorothy Raye ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... Dealer (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Dealer (uncredited)
Kenneth Rundquist ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Erin Selwyn ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Townsman at Saloon (uncredited)
Emily Smith ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Nevada Smith ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Melba Snowden ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Conductor (uncredited)
Joan Thorsen ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Muleskinner (uncredited)
Eleanor Troy ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Tuttle ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Van Nuys ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Bunny Waters ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)

Jacqueline White ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Eve Whitney ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Wilkerson ... Harvey Girl (uncredited)
Herberta Williams ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Dallas Worth ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)
Katherine Yorke ... Dance-Hall Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
 
Writing credits
Edmund Beloin (screenplay) &
Nathaniel Curtis (screenplay) &
Harry Crane (screenplay) &
James O'Hanlon (screenplay) &
Samson Raphaelson (screenplay)

Kay Van Riper (additional dialogue)

Samuel Hopkins Adams (novel "The Harvey Girls")

Eleanore Griffin (original story) and
William Rankin (original story)

Produced by
Roger Edens .... associate producer
Arthur Freed .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey  (as George Folsey)
 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
 
Art Direction by
William Ferrari 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
Valles (costumes: men)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dorothy Ponedel .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mildred Griffiths .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Bill Edmondson .... unit mixer (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Davis .... matte paintings camera (uncredited)
A. Arnold Gillespie .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Bronner .... second camera (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Alton .... musical numbers staged by
Lennie Hayton .... musical director
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Kay Thompson .... vocal arranger
Earl Cates .... music mixer (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Marion Doenges .... singing voice: Cyd Charisse (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Nussbaum .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Virginia Rees .... singing voice: Angela Lansbury (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
George Richelavie .... research director (uncredited)
Bea Whitney .... assistant research director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
102 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Maule confesses to Alma that he is afraid of horses, but in real life Virginia O'Brien was afraid of horses.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: There are several references to "Flagstaff" (AZ) as a town further up the line from "Sandrock". It is referred to as a mining town. Flagstaff never had mines and was a lumbering town. Also, the scenery in the movie (agave, saguaro cactus) is typical of southern New Mexico and Arizona, but the ATSF ran across northern New Mexico and Arizona through quite different scenery.See more »
Quotes:
Alma:[talking to Susan Bradley] I sent my picture into one of those Lonely Hearts Clubs and they sent it back, saying "We're NOT that lonely!"See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hello, Dolly! (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
In the Valley (Where the Evenin' Sun Goes Down)See more »

FAQ

Training Montage (The Train Must Be Fed) lyrics
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
No Vincente Minelli -- and it shows, 4 August 1999
Author: Doug Phillips (janabro@aol.com) from Seattle, Washington

The first person you see is Judy Garland singing an infinitely forgettable song.

For the most part it goes up from there.

This is a film that Vincente Minelly did not direct and even though it shows Judy at her demure best he had a knack for bringing out the best in her performances.

Surprisingly enough, this is not an entirely inaccurate history of the women that opened up the West -- just as much as the men did.

For those that do not know -- Fred Harvey was a railroad tycoon and visionary that realized that the United States could only expand Westward -- and he was there to help fulfill that dream.

His chain of "Railroad Hotels" (some of which still exist) and the women that staffed them, helped to civilize parts of the United States that were raw and uncultured.

This is one of those incredible films that has every face you have ever seen in a movie -- even if you do not always know their names: Ray Bolger, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills and even Cyd Charisse.

This is cameo paradise and there is a character and face there for everyone.

The songs, the costumes, the sets and everything BUT the dialogue and story are top notch. But who needs a good script when you have a cast of STARS! (Especially Judy Garland.)

Take the good parts from this movie and try to pretend the rest never happened.

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