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Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1941 (USA)
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gilbert Young
... Susan Gallagher
... Sandra Kolter
... Sheila Regan
... Frank Merton
... Jerry Regan
... Geoffrey Collis
... 'Pop' Gallagher
... Noble Sage
... Franz Kolter
... John Slayton
... Patsy Dixon
... Jimmy Walters (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
... Al
... Mrs. Regan
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes. Written by Michael Meigs <Michael.Meigs@dos.us-state.gov>

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YOU'VE GOT A DATE with the girls from the "Follies"! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Enas rolos gia mena  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While Judy Garland rerecorded for Decca the wistful standard, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (music by Joseph McCarthy, lyrics by Harry Carroll), the star made no commercial version of the lively rumba written for her by Roger Edens, a ditty turned into a mammoth Busby Berkeley production number, "Minnie From Trinidad." Instead, Decca assigned the song to Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra featuring vocalist Helen O'Connell. See more »

Quotes

Sheila 'Red': Oh love! There's that silly word again! Gee, Sandra, why can't the men you want have the things you want?
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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Caribbean Love Song
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by Tony Martin and chorus in a Ziegfeld Follies show
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Notice the Costumes!
9 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

An interesting film for Judy Garland because she is not the "star." She's very young in this one and her seeming good health is glorious to see. Notice all the costumes! They were all designed by Adrian. Adrian was MGM's most famous costume designer, but he never won an Academy Award! ( I don't believe they had Academy Awards for Costume Design until after his death). He also designed all the costumes for The Wizard of Oz and countless other MGM films. This is a great film if you are looking for a costume spectacle - it's overwhelming when the Ziegfeld girls begin their performance, displaying Adrian's costumes that are so spectacular that they are almost unbelievable! A new book I have on Adrian says that these costumes could not be created today because the work force he had supporting his efforts (people who sewed on beads, sequins, etc.) no longer exists. Judy does a vaudeville act with her "father" in the film that is one of the cutest things you will ever see on film. Enjoy!


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