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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Could this year's pageant be in jeopardy? Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Raised on hamburgers and soda pop, She's got a winning smile that's hard to top. A credit to her family, the ideal teen, She's America's daughter, she's a beauty queen. See more »

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The final scenes were staged at the actual pageant, and no one - except script writer Jerry Belson and director Michael Ritchie - knew the winner, so the conclusion seems realistic. See more »

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One of the audience members seen prominently during opening scene in Imperial Valley pageant later shows up again in closeup as Santa Rosa businessmen attending Bears Club luncheon. See more »

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Andy DiCarlo: Jesus! Doesn't anything get you down?
Big Bob Freelander: Yeah, I get my apple cart upset sometimes. I just learned a long time ago to accept a little less from life, that's all.
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Because Mara Finerty's most noticeable scene in the movie shows her saying, "Rotting maggots of death, crawling out of the skull of war," she is listed in the closing credits as "Maggots Girl." See more »

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References Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

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Spring Is Here
(1928)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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5 August 2007 | by (Nashvegas) – See all my reviews

My fellow commenters have done a lovely job of summing up the wonderfulness of this movie.

But I don't think enough has been said about Maria O'Brien.

She is the daughter of the late, great Edmond O'Brien, and she is off-the-hook funny in this movie.

I knew her "whackamolehthip" was laying it on thick, and I'm just a gringa with a good accent. And then she drops the accent when talking to the stage manager: "I need red and green gels for my entrance...."

"Applause, applause, applause...."

Maria O'Brien is brilliant.

She should be as famous as her father never was.


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