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Small Town Girl (1953)

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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one ... See full summary »

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Cindy Kimbell
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Rick Belrow Livingston
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Lisa Bellmount
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Papa Eric Schlemmer
Robert Keith ...
Judge Gordon Kimbell
Bobby Van ...
Ludwig Schlemmer
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Mrs. Livingston
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Mrs. Gordon Kimbell
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Himself
Dean Miller ...
Mac
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Ted, News Photographer
Philip Tonge ...
Hemmingway, Butler
Jonathan Cott ...
Jim, Cop
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Dennis Kimball (as Bobby Hyatt)
Rudy Lee ...
Jimmy
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Storyline

Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on her birthday. After that he goes on the town with Cindy and she falls in love with him. But Dr. Schemmer wants his son to become her husband. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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THE NEW HIPPITY-HOP MUSICAL! (original print ad - all caps)

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10 April 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Peter Wolfe's 1988 music video "Come As You Are" is an homage to Bobby Van's street dance in this movie. Wolfe re-create's Van's dance quite faithfully, and early in the music video Wolfe passes a poster for "Small Town Girl". See more »

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References The Merry Widow (1952) See more »

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My Flaming Heart
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Worth watching, for Nat "King" Cole, if nothing else
28 October 2002 | by (Two Egg, FL) – See all my reviews

Small Town Girl is cute, fluffy and moderately entertaining. It tells the story of a handsome rich young man (Farley Granger) and the titular daughter of the small town judge who sentences him to 30 days in jail for speeding. Antics ensue.

There is much singing and dancing and Bobby Van has a long scene where he hops through town -- even with two or three cuts, it's still a whole lot of hopping!

What made me sit up and take notice, though, was Nat "King" Cole's number, set in a New York nightclub. It makes the film definitely worth watching, even worth buying.


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