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Girls Can Play (1937)

Foy Harris (John Gallaudet) is a bootlegger selling illegal booze and also running a girl's professional softball team and is romancing the team's catcher Sue Collins (Rita Hayworth). The ... See full summary »

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Lambert Hillyer (screen play), Albert DeMond (story "Miss Casey at Bat")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Bishop ... Ann Casey (as Jacqueline Wells)
Charles Quigley ... Jimmy Jones
Rita Hayworth ... Sue Collins
John Gallaudet ... Foy Harris
George McKay George McKay ... Sluggy
Gene Morgan ... Pete
Patricia Farr ... Peanuts O'Malley
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Lieutenant Flannigan
Joseph Crehan ... Brophy
John Tyrrell ... Danny Maschio
Richard Terry Richard Terry ... Cisto
James Flavin ... Bill O'Malley
Beatrice Curtis Beatrice Curtis ... Infielder
Ruth Hilliard ... Infielder
Lee Prather Lee Prather ... Coroner
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Foy Harris (John Gallaudet) is a bootlegger selling illegal booze and also running a girl's professional softball team and is romancing the team's catcher Sue Collins (Rita Hayworth). The murder of one of the team members gets a police detective, Lieutenant Flannigan (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams and Jimmy Jones (Charles Quigley) a dim-witted, cub newspaper sports reporter involved. The reporter also has a romance going with the team's ace pitcher Ann Casey (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells.) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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While the crowd roars a beauty dies!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jogo de Saias See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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From "Weekly Variety": "Rita Hayworth, as the moll of the crooked druggist, furnishes the smartest female portrayal of the picture. She shows potentialities." See more »

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Two girls get mixed up with gangsters and newspapermen
3 August 2012 | by padutchland-1See all my reviews

In the first scenes I thought it was going to be just another silly boy meets girl type of vehicle. However, the plot becomes thicker and thicker and develops quite nicely. A newspaper man is sent out to get a story about one of the girls trying to get a job and meets Julie Bishop who he romances. He is more interested in getting the story on a shady character. Rita Hayworth was an up and comer of about 19 when this was released in 1937. She played her part with real maturity and ability. She had natural beauty even then and is seen wearing shorts as part of a girl's softball team. Not a big deal but thought I should mention it. Rita is an innocent girl but is involved with a gangster type pretending that he is a businessman. He is waiting with his cronies to make a lucrative deal which is a phony, then split. The two girls are on the same softball team and end up in danger from the gangsters. That's about all I can say without this being a spoiler. You've got the idea. By the way Guinn "Big Boy" Williams is in this as the police lieutenant. This movie was quite a bit better than I had expected and was well worth watching.


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