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The Powers Girl (1943)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Music | 15 January 1943 (USA)
Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

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(as Norman McLeod)

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(based on book "Hello Beautiful" by) (as John R.Powers), (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerry Hendricks
... Ellen Evans
... Kay Evans
... Dennis Day
... Benny Goodman Orchestra
... John Robert Powers
... Googie
... Nancy
... Vandy Vandegrift
... Mrs. Hendricks
... Mr. Hendricks
Roseanne Murray ... Edna Lambert
... Powers America Beauty Pageant Model
Lillian Eggers ... Powers America Beauty Pageant Model
... Powers America Beauty Pageant Model
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Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

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All You've Ever Dreamed Of In One Great Show...And More!


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Also Known As:

Hello Beautiful  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Pawn Stars: Pom Pom Pawn (2011) See more »

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Out of This World
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
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Musical fluff

This film is based on the real Powers Girls (among the real life graduates are Grace Kelly, Lee Remick, Jennifer Jones)and shows Anne Shirley and Carole Landis at their best. Top accolades to Benny Goodman and his orchestra and some great dancing and singing. Plot is paper thin but summarized incorrectly by Maltin. Anne Shirley is the one who sacrifices a potential windfall from a lawsuit to better the career of her sister Carole who wants to become a Powers girl. Landis is particularly luminous and believable. I was saddened to read of her suicide a few years later. I gave it a 5 out of 10.


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