The Girl Rush (1955)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  September 1955 (USA)
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In this comedy sequel to Wonderful Town, Kim, a museum worker from Providence, Rhode Island, inherits half ownership of a Las Vegas hotel when her father dies.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Halliday
Victor Monte
Elliot Atterbury
Taffy Tremaine
Aunt Clara
Ether Ferguson
Robert Fortier ...
Pete Tremaine
Matt Mattox ...
Specialty Dancer
Don Crichton ...
Specialty Dancer
Charlie - Stickman
Ludwig - Pit Boss
Larry Gates ...
Hap Halliday
Karolee Kelly ...
Cocktail Waitress
Frances Lansing ...
Marjorie Bennett ...
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In this comedy sequel to Wonderful Town, Kim, a museum worker from Providence, Rhode Island, inherits half ownership of a Las Vegas hotel when her father dies.

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

September 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel Flamingo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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If You'll Only Take a Chance
Written by 'Hugh Martin' and 'Ralph Blane'
Performed by 'Rosalind Russell' and male trio
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With anyone other than Ros. Russell in the leading role, the film would have been disastrous!

Not-quite pleasing comedy/musical from Robert Pirosh, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jerome Davis from the story by Phoebe and Henry Ephron. Perhaps fans of Rosalind Russell, Eddie Albert, or lovable character actress Marion Lorne may enjoy more than others. Fernando Lamas is sensual in the romantic lead, and Gloria DeHaven is charming as his love interest and nightclub act. Eddie Albert is particularly engrossing as the affluent "daddy's-boy", and Marion Lorne simply shines as Russell's mumbling Aunt Clara. The film can certainly boast awe-inspiring costumes by ultimate designer Edith Head. Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane wrote the songs, with a musical score by M.S.I. Spencer-Hagen. Among the better song/dance numbers are "Take A Chance" and "Hillbilly Heart." Robert Alton served as choreographer, as well as associate producer. Also, actor George Chakiris is featured as a chorus boy. The overall best performer is the solid, consistently dependable Rosalind Russell, who simply dazzles with charm, energy, and wit as the happy-go-lucky Kim Halliday. With anyone else in the leading role and the film would have been disastrous!

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