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Students at New York's Rovina Finishing School for Girls send their photographs to the makers of Claybury's Beauty Soap, in the hope of being chosen as "Miss Complexion of 1934." Martha ... See full summary »
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Students at New York's Rovina Finishing School for Girls send their photographs to the makers of Claybury's Beauty Soap, in the hope of being chosen as "Miss Complexion of 1934." Martha Howson wins the contest, which includes a trip to Hollywood and a tour of the Warner Brothers lot with Lyle Talbot. When she gets to the studio, all she wants to do is meet Dick Powell, star of the new Warner Brothers film Dames (1934). During her search for Powell, she (and the audience) gets to see several scenes from that movie. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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Vitaphone reel #6466. See more »

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Lyle Talbot identifies all the credited performers following 'Martha Merrill'. See more »

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Featured in Busby Berkeley: Going Through the Roof (1998) See more »

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Dames
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Music by Harry Warren
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Reprised throughout the film and during the closing montage
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Promo for the movie "Dames"
19 February 1999 | by (Schenectady, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

A straight promotional short about the film "Dames." A woman (supposedly a schoolgirl, but certainly in her 20s) wins a "Miss Complexion" contest and goes to Hollywood to meet the cast of "Dames" as they "rehearse" (actual scenes from the film are used). She talks with some of the actors and Busby Berkeley. Interesting as an example of promotional material, but the story isn't much.


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