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Small Town Girl (1953)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cindy Kimbell
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Richard Belrow Livingston III
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Lisa Bellmount
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Papa Eric Schlemmer
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Judge Gordon Kimbell
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Ludwig Schlemmer
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Mrs. Livingston
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Mrs. Kimbell
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Nat King Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Dean Miller ...
Mac
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Ted
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Hemmingway
Jonathan Cott ...
Jim the Cop
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Dennis Kimbell (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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jail | son | daughter | judge | newspaper | See All (52) »

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

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Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

10 April 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amore provinciale  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,438,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Rick is showing Cindy around New York, a clip of the Sambacabana club from the movie On The Town is reused with Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Gene Kelly, Vera Ellen, Frank Sinatra, and Betty Garrett in the background. See more »

Connections

References Portrait of Jennie (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fellow I'd Follow
(uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Jane Powell
[Cindy sings the song at the party at the Livingston mansion]
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small town girl ,,comment on Bobby Van
26 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's just too bad more people didn't appreciate Bobby Van when he was around. I've never seen him before, but I certainly will remember his energy and incredible footwork. Where are they now? 50 years seemed to have taken away the fun of making a entertaining musical. Watching rappers and boy bands has diminished our appreciation of what dance was all about. Donald OConnor, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye all had desire that is lacking in movies now. Perhaps the cycle will return and will get away from Gangsta rappers and back to a style of entertainment that celebrated life rather than threaten it. Great work Bobby... Too bad I missed you. ......Wayne


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