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The I Don't Care Girl (1953)

Approved | | Biography, Musical | 20 January 1953 (USA)
This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen ... See full summary »

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Eva Tanguay
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Charles Bennett
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Larry Woods
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Keene
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Lawrence
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Stella Forrest
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This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen treatment for the life of Eva Tanguay, and Jessel is unhappy with what the writers present him.He tells them to look up Eddie McCoy, Eva's one-time partner, for the real inside story on the lusty and vital Eva. Eddie's version is that he discovered her working as a waitress in an Indianapolis restaurant in 1912, wherein singer Larry Woods and his partner Charles Bennett get into a fight over her and both land in the hospital, and McCoy convinces the manager to put Eva on as a single to fill their spot. She flopped, but McCoy arranges for Bennett to be her accompanist, and she went out of his life. The writers look up Bennett, now head of a music publishing company, who says McCoy's story is phony, and it was Flo Zigfeld who discovered Eva for his Follies. Then Jessel's staff comes up with a letter from... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Wild and Wonderful Musical About the BAD Girl of Show Business! See more »

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Biography | Musical

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20 January 1953 (USA)  »

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A Louca Aventura  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Eva Tanguay's dive during the second "I Don't Care" number was done by Gwen Verdon because Mitzi Gaynor was unable to swim. See more »

Soundtracks

Beale Street Blues
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Written by W.C. Handy
Sung and Danced by Mitzi Gaynor and Bob Graham
Staged by Jack Cole
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dance sequence - Johnson Rag
26 September 2002 | by (Hereford, England) – See all my reviews

Not the greatest of musicals I've ever seen, but I was fascinated by the combination of Mozart & The Johnson Rag. The intricate dancing was dazzling & I replayed this sequence several times. Turns out that the Italian lyrics were not the original ones but the combination of Mozart & jazz dance steps I thought were brilliant. One of the most intriguing dance routines I've seen. Being 20th C Fox & not MGM, this has never been given the credit it deserves. Oscar Levant, as always, was a bonus.


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