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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Hatcher ...
Catherine Brown / Juliet
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Amber La Vonne
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Bob Kirby
Frank Ferguson ...
R.J. O'Connell
Glenn Tryon ...
Bill Farris
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Mrs. Webster
Torben Meyer ...
Andre - Brown Derby Headwaiter
Jack Norton ...
Busboy at Brown Derby
Elaine Riley ...
Cashier (Brown Derby)
Charles Victor ...
Mr. O'Connell's Assistant
Gus Taute ...
O'Connell's Assistant's Assistant
Harry Hayden ...
Manager - Grauman's Chinese Theatre
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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29 August 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mädchen für Hollywood  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor) (cartoon sequence)|

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Under contract to different record labels at the time - Bing Crosby at Decca and Bob Hope at Capitol - the duo could not produce for the marketplace a disc of their specialty number from the film, "Harmony" (music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke). Decca, taking another tune from the score, united Bing with his frequent recording partners, The Andrews Sisters, for a best-selling single of the jaunty city song, "Tallahassee" (music and lyrics by Frank Loesser), a ditty introduced in the picture by Dorothy Lamour and the usually non-singing Alan Ladd. On a Capitol 78, Johnny Mercer teamed with The King Cole Trio for their take on "Harmony." See more »

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References Wings (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Mildred's Boogie
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Jimmy Mulcay and Mildred Mulcay
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Cheap looking tour of Paramount Studios.
3 June 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

There's plenty of stars in this homage to Variety clubs international but precious little entertainment. A poor script and shoddy production values make this movie look as though it was shot over weekends on whatever sets happened to be available. Painful to sit through at times with dated comedy routines that were probably not very funny even at the time. Of the performers Pearl Bailey does a not bad musical number, and Bing Crosby and Bob Hope come the closest to being funny.


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