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Here Come the Girls (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 22 October 1953 (USA)
A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

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Stanley Snodgrass
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Allen Trent
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Irene Bailey
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Daisy Crockett
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Albert Snodgrass
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Dennis Logan
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Harry Fraser
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Jack the Slasher
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Mrs. Emily Snodgrass
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Mr. Hungerford
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Stanley Snodgrass, perhaps Broadway's clumsiest (if not oldest and most out-of-tune) chorus boy, finds himself unceremoniously ousted from yet another show. Due to an infamous slasher threatening the show's leads, Stanley finds himself brought back as the headliner, unaware that he's being used as bait by police. Even with Detective Logan secretly posing as Stanley's valet, producer Harry Fraser fears Jack the Slasher may not put in an appearance soon enough to prevent Stanley murdering his show. Written by statmanjeff

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MORE GIGGLES...MORE GAGS...MORE GALS!... (original print ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Musical

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22 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Champagne for Everybody  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Millard Mitchell. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: "In the year 1900, there lived a chorus boy named Stanley Snodgrass, who worked his way up from the gutter... only to discover that he had a round trip ticket."
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Featured in Conquest of Space (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Ya Got Class
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Sung by Rosemary Clooney and Bob Hope
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The Hapless Chorus Boy
2 May 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope plays the tanglefooted chorus boy who constantly fouls things up for producer Fred Clark and stars Tony Martin and Arlene Dahl in this film set in the gaslight era in New York. Clark, who had the best slow burn in film next to Edgar Kennedy, finally has had enough. He gives Hope the royal boot, but then a big problem happens. Arlene Dahl has attracted the unwanted attentions of a psychopathic killer played by Robert Strauss. He attacks and nearly kills her co-star and boyfriend Tony Martin. What to do? Get some schnook, reasons Clark, to be a new leading man just long enough for Strauss to make his move and cop William Demarest to nab him. I think you figured out the schnook they had in mind.

It's a pretty funny film with Hope getting into one situation after another with his only friend being chorus girl Rosemary Clooney truly on his side. You would think that with a couple of singers like Tony Martin and Rosemary Clooney in the film they would have been given at least one duet. But the Jay Livingston-Ray Evans score is serviceable, nothing more. No hit songs came out of it for anyone.

But its classic Bob Hope and it even has an appearance by a young kid playing Bang Crosby (I kid you not). Good enjoyable fun.


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