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
JOY STORY OF JOEY...(the heel)!
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Did You Know?
After Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn
saw the success of Gene Kelly
and Rita Hayworth
in Cover Girl
(1944), he promised this film to them (Kelly had his big break by creating the role of Joey Evans on Broadway). Sadly, the story took another 15 years to reach the screen and by that time Kelly was under contract to MGM. Hayworth was cast as the older woman, with Kim Novak
now playing the younger woman. See more
When Vera Simpson is singing "Bewitched" there is a very obvious mismatch between her lips and the words as she is turning away from the window. See more
I'm never drinking again.
Why does it feel so bad?
It only feels so bad in the morning cause it feels so good the night before.
Featured in The Lady with the Torch
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Rita Hayworth
(dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
Also performed by Frank Sinatra See more