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An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

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George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp
Joan Caulfield ...
Prof. Victoria Braymore
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Dr. Crutcher
Melville Cooper ...
Beardsley
Audrey Long ...
Mrs. Connie Manton Dezlow
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Prof. Whitman
Frank Orth ...
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John Ridgely ...
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An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

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September 1950 (USA)  »

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Das skandalöse Mädchen  »

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Movita's hair changes colour (blond to dark) between the start of the "Calypso Song" and the finish. See more »

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Calypso Song
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and danced to by Movita (dubbed by Carol Richards) at the Brush and Easel Club
Sung and danced to by Joan Caulfield (dubbed by Carol Richards) in her daydream
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Petty, not pretty!
3 February 1999 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A terribly dated affair which I doubt was ever entertaining.

A supposed comedy with some musical elements. Neither the comedy nor the music works. The makers of the film appear to have a very narrow view of the world and all situations are forced to agree with this view. An avant garde artist is always impeccably dressed and groomed; the closest he comes to relaxing is loosening his tie. Is this really how it was in 1950?

Robert Cummings does his thing but he is dealing with very weak material set in a very unconvincing situation. Using "fuddy duddy" academia as the background is too lazy an option and doesn't work.

Overall, The Petty Girl is of possible interest to film buffs who search out quaint, unusual films and to fans of Robert Cummings. Otherwise, to be avoided. 2.75.


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