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The Petty Girl (1950)

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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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Cast

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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 ...
Moody
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)  »

Also Known As:

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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The Petty Girl
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Joan Caulfield (uncredited) (dubbed by Carol Richards (uncredited)), the Petty Girls and a male quartet in the large production number at the end
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Well remembered film in Post war England
14 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like the previous contributor I fondly remember the lovely Joan Caulfield when I saw 'Girl of the year' at the Putney Odeon in London around 1950. As a teen just becoming aware of girls, I saw it four or five times !! The odd thing is the film was programmed with a Bing Crosby trailer and I got to know one of Bing's songs quite well, which years later won me a first prize in a BBC 'spot the tune' contest.

But best of all in the mid 1970s I met a gorgeous blonde lady on holiday in Greece. She was telling me that at one time she had been a Hollywood actress and showed me some old publicity pictures which I instantly recognised as being the wonderful Joan.

So having found this site I need to locate the film. I have a copy of 'Blue Skies' Best wishes to all Joan Caulfield fans.

Dennis Kenyon


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