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Career Girl (1944)

Approved | | Musical | 11 January 1944 (USA)
Joan Terry, a girl from the country wants to become a Broadway Star, but this proves to be not so easy.


Wallace Fox (as Wallace W. Fox)


David Silverstein (story), Stanley Rauh (story) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Frances Langford ... Joan Terry (as Miss Frances Langford)
Edward Norris ... Steve Dexter
Iris Adrian ... Glenda Benton
Craig Woods Craig Woods ... James Blake
Linda Brent ... Thelma Mason
Alec Craig ... Theodore 'Pop' Billings - the Landlord
Ariel Heath ... Sue Collins
Lorraine Krueger ... Ann
Gladys Blake ... Janie
Charles Judels ... Felix Black
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Louis Horton
Renee Helms Renee Helms ... Polly (as Renee White)
Marcy McGuire ... Louise (as Marion McGuire)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Clark ... Dancer


Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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FRANCES LANGFORD'S ONE IN A MILLION (ask our men on the fighting fronts) who wants just one man in a million. See more »




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Prop Goof -- The film seems to be taking place around 1944 when it was released. But, in the opening scene, the hotel clerk gives Joan a letter and check from the closing of her bank account in Kansas City. The check is for $110 and the date clearly shown on the check is March 10, 1845 -- about 100 years earlier. See more »


Remake of Stage Door (1937) See more »


Buck Dance
(traditional stop-time tune for tap dance)
Tap danced to by Lorraine Krueger, in imitation of Bill Robinson's style
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Excellent little movie
31 August 2013 | by ashkakayleeSee all my reviews

This is a rather underrated little movie that bares more than a passing resemblance to Stage Door.

Despite its lack of truly famous faces, it is beautifully acted by all concerned. Frances Langford, the female lead in this, had a long and highly successful career in the media, especially in radio and later on TV and as a live performer as well as occasional appearances in movies.

She belonged to an age when talent abounded and the competition was pretty fierce, and though not exactly a marquee name in movies, she did have her moments, and definitely deserved to have had a bigger career in movies. This little movie is an excellent vehicle for her. She was a striking beauty and had a fine singing voice. The only weak part of this movie is probably the dance scene at the end. But that aside this movie is well worth watching.

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Release Date:

11 January 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le ragazze di Broadway See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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