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How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 January 1956 (Belgium)
2 girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.

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Stormy Tornado
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Curly Flagg
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Fillmore 'Wedge' Wedgewood
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Dr. Tweed
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Eddie Jones
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Toby Marshall
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B.J. Marshall
Charlotte Austin ...
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Miss 'Syl' Sylvester
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Cedric Flagg
Andrew Tombes ...
Police Sgt. Moon
Noel Toy ...
Cherry Blossom Wang
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Chief of Police
Harry Carter ...
Bus Driver
Jesslyn Fax ...
Music Teacher
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Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Como Usar as Curvas  »

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The part of Curly was adapted by Nunnally Johnson for Marilyn Monroe, who was placed on suspension by Twentieth Century-Fox for refusing the assignment. During the next year Monroe would live in Manhattan, studying with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. When she and Fox came to terms, she returned to Hollywood to star as fame-obsessed Cherie in Bus Stop (1956). See more »

Quotes

Wedgewood: And, er, Mrs. Marshall, sir?
Dr. Tweed: I've been calling Mrs. Marshall for three days, and for three days she's been in the shower... either a very dirty woman or a very clean one.
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Referenced in Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987) See more »

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Bunny Hop
Written by Ray Anthony and Leonard Auletti
Sung by the students
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"Somebody shot the stripper!" ... "What's a-matter? She wouldn't take it off?"
22 February 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Anemic comedy--a non-musical remake of 1934's "She Loves Me Not"--written by producer-director Nunally Johnson, who based his screenplay on the first version, which was adapted from both Ed Hope's book and Howard Lindsay's play, which was itself reworked in 1942 as "True to the Army" (!). With such a lopsided pedigree, it isn't any wonder why the finished results are so tepid. Betty Grable and Sheree North are "hoochie koochie" dancers in San Francisco who take it on the lam after witnessing a shooting at their dive in Chinatown; seeking refuge in a college fraternity house, North is inadvertently hypnotized by an amateur psychology major. Terrible acting, ugly decor, poor cinematography, and moldy attempts at 'modern' humor set aside, one can hardly keep from laughing when chorine Grable is described as a dancer in her twenties. This project was a hand-me-down from Grable's "How to Marry a Millionaire" co-star Marilyn Monroe after she bowed out; sadly, it was Betty Grable's final film. Shrill, desperate, and unrelievedly dull. * from ****


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