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All Girl Revue (1940)

Approved | | Musical, Short | 22 June 1940 (USA)

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Women are put in charge of the city government for a day, and the mayor must go to the train station to greet an opera singer.

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Mayor
The Harrison Sisters ...
Singing Group (as Harrison Sisters)
Betty Mae Crane ...
Dance Act (as Bettymae Crane)
Beverly Crane ...
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Beverly Kirk ...
Madame Beverly
Edith Brandell ...
Information Kiosk Girl
Gae Foster Girls ...
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Headlines announce that women will run the city for a day. The day's mayor sings a challenge to her lieutenants and they respond in close harmony that they'll make the city pretty. Then they rush to the train station to meet opera singer Madame Beverly. At the station, they ask for help, prompting the woman at the information booth to sing, "Information Please." A chorus line taps their way around the station. Madame Beverly arrives and sings, "I Love to Sing a Whole Note." Then, at a unique reception at City Hall, the Mayor gives Madame Beverly the key to the city, and they reprise the three songs. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Vitaphone Varieties (1939-1940 season) #6: All Girl Revue  »

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Trivia

Vitaphone Production Reel #B262. See more »

Goofs

The Mayor while talking on the phone to Flossie complains that there isn't a mirror in the office, but when she and the singing group leave the Mayor's office to meet Miss Beverly, they walk by a large mirror. See more »

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Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

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Information, Please
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Edith Brandell, danced by Gae Foster Girls
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Lots Of Songs and Dances In This 'Short'
14 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

The headline states: "Girls Take Over" - "Fair Sex To Rule City For A Day." The story begins, "Oodles of fun," said her honor, the Mayor, in her first official interview at the city hall this morning. The girls will assume all the responsibilities of the city administration for one day."

To open the "show," we hear the mayor (a very cute June Allyson) and three other ladies sing, "We Have To Make The City Pretty." Later, we hear two other songs, one by Edith Brandell and other by the operatic Beverly Kirk, and then see two dance numbers. There is quite a bit to offer in just eight minutes....like watching a mini-musical.

It's very dated looking and sounding, of course, but it's cute in a way. Allyson came off the best, so it was no surprise that she was the only one who was or became a star. She had that quality. This was part of the "The Roaring Twenties" DVD.


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