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The Petty Girl (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy | September 1950 (USA)
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
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Prof. Victoria Braymore
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Dr. Crutcher
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Beardsley
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Mrs. Connie Manton Dezlow
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Prof. Whitman
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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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Biography | Comedy

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September 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das skandalöse Mädchen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Fancy Free
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Joan Caulfield (uncredited) (dubbed by Carol Richards (uncredited))
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A colorful film that brightened up a drab post blitz London
3 November 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1950 when I was 15 years old. It was so long ago that I cannot comment on its artistic merits or defects. What I can say is that,whether it was because I was 15 or more likely that it brought an air of light and colour to a London which was drab and grey and still littered with bomb sites, it left an unforgettable impression on me that has lasted for over 50 years. What I do remember is that Robert Cummings played his part with a very pleasant lightness of touch and that Joan Caulfield exemplified perfectly the type of pretty girl that George Petty would have enjoyed painting. Perhaps it was guileless by modern standards but it also represented an era of relative innocence. I only wish that I could obtain a copy to see if my impression was justified.


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