Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's cushy set up. Written by
From Your Pal, Columbia!
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Did You Know?
was the original choice to direct. He discussed it with Columbia studio head Harry Cohn
over lunch one day. Not only did Cohn turn down him as director, but he later sent Wilder a bill for their lunch. See more
After she stops Joey giving Snuff a chicken leg, Linda picks up her skirt with both hands to sit. The following shot shows her sitting with her hands leaning on the table. See more
After all, two years is a long time between... drinks.
Featured in Rita
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Rita Hayworth
(dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
Also performed by Frank Sinatra See more