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And She Learned About Dames (1934)

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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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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection". See more »

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

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References Footlight Parade (1933) See more »

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Dames
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Music by Harry Warren
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Miss Complexion Tours Warner Brothers
9 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the best movie trailers ever done in terms of the fact that it really made one want to plunk down a depression era dime to see the movie Dames. And She Learned About Dames even acquired a following its own.

Martha Merrill who graduated with honors from beauty school and being named Miss Complexion gets a tour of Warner Brothers courtesy of Lyle Talbot conducting the tour. She wants to meet her favorite movie star and of course she does meet Dick Powell of the piping tenor from Arkansas. It's a girl's dream come true.

We also get to meet the rest of the principal players from Dames and get to see the two famous numbers that come from the Harry Warren-Al Dubin score, the title song and I Only Have Eyes For You. After that some might argue you might not want to see the film.

A cut down version of one of Busby Berkeley's best extravaganzas from Warner Brothers. That's recommendation in and of itself.


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