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The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy | 4 July 1947 (USA)
The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

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Michael Farrington
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Mr. Timmy Timmons
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George 'Mac' McGuire
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Julia Gibbs
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Mr. Joe Gurt
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Western Saloon Set Propman (as Snub Pollard)
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Funloving Pearl White, working in a garment sweatshop, gets her big chance when she "opens" for a delayed Shakespeare play...with a comic vaudeville performance. Her brief stage career leads her into those "horrible" moving pictures, where she comes to love the chaotic world of silent movies, becoming queen of the serials. But the consequences of movie stardom may be more than her leading man can take Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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4 July 1947 (USA)  »

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Los peligros de Paulina  »

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Filmed during the first few months of 1946, but not released until summer 1947. See more »

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In real life, Pearl began making films for Powers Pictures, then went to Pathé, where she made most of her serials, and to Crystal, where she made a long succession of comedy shorts; in the film, she works for Artcraft, which did not even exist when Pearl began in 1910. See more »

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Referenced in Father Knows Best: The Bus to Nowhere (1956) See more »

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The Sewing Machine
(1947) (uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Sung by Betty Hutton in Joe Gurt's sweat shop
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One of my two favorite Betty Hutton Movies!
28 May 2002 | by (Las Vegas NV) – See all my reviews

What fun!. As usual Betty Hutton is the epitome of energy. This movie is one of Betty's best and a wonderfully funny story to watch. Betty's energy is countered by John Lund's "Cool." Constance Collier is wonderful as Julia, and William Demerest is at is crusty best as the silent film director. Watch it! Highly recommended.


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