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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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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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Jane Powell was pregnant during the filming of this movie. She later recalled, "I was sick all the time and don't remember much about it." See more »

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References The Merry Widow (1952) See more »

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The Lullaby of the Lord
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Very old fashion
15 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SMALL TOWN GIRL is really a dated film. All the men are always in ties, even home at the dinner table. Girls were all made up and wore skirts and everything and everybody is squeaky clean. But wait, this is an MGM musical!! There are three musical numbers in this film that are worth catching. The two with Bobby Van (a Donald 0'Conner type) and one with Ann Miller. The plot is forgettable as it was meant to be, but somewhat fun while you're watching. This is one of Jane Powells lackluster performances and Farley Granger looks good. Look for Beverly Wills (Joan Davis daughter) in a brief but bright supporting role. One aspect doesn't make sense. Farley Granger receives a call from his butler saying the Jane Powell character is locked in his mothers fur closet and is told to come home to rescue her. He gets home and goes to the closet and simply opens it. Why couldn't the butler do it?????


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