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Government Girl (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1943 (USA)
The secretary of a newly appointed government official strives to make him a success in spite of his shortcomings.

Director:

Dudley Nichols

Writers:

Adela Rogers St. Johns (story) (as Adela Rogers St. John), Budd Schulberg (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia de Havilland ... Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
Sonny Tufts ... E.H. 'Ed' Browne
Anne Shirley ... May Harness Blake
Jess Barker ... Dana McGuire
James Dunn ... Sergeant Joe Blake
Paul Stewart ... Branch Owens
Agnes Moorehead ... Adele - Mrs. Delancey Wright
Harry Davenport ... Senator MacVickers
Una O'Connor ... Mrs. Harris
Sig Ruman ... Ambassador
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Storyline

Washington DC during World War II. The machinery of government is a hive of endless, if not seamless, activity. Armament production is the name of the game, by fair means or foul. Ed Browne, more used to making cars in Detroit, is having to try and get planes made in this maelstrom. Luckily or unluckily, he finds he has a secretary who knows the political ropes - and her own mind. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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3 girls to a bed! 10 girls to a date! 20 girls to a steak! Where... the men are ONE to TEN a gal's GOTTA be good! No wonder no man is safe after dark! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dez Pequenas para um Homem See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Dunn was almost 17 years older than his onscreen wife, Anne Shirley. See more »

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Opening credits are shown over the Capitol building. See more »

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Soundtracks

Lazy Bones
(1933) (uncredited)
(Also called "Lazybones")
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played on the radio at Smokey's and May's bedtime
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Working for the war effort
17 April 2000 | by dexter-10See all my reviews

This film describes the dollar-a-year workers who virtually volunteered their time and expertise to the war effort during World War Two. Ed Browne (played by Sonny Tufts) comes in conflict with the established manners and customs in Washington, D.C. Browne's method of operation is founded in the private sector of industry which clashes with the public functions of the government. Historically, many manufacturers had little choice but to take part in the the conversion to war production. Meager profits early in the war of cost plus four percent was little incentive for enthusiasm from all of industry. Even when the profit scheme went to cost plus eight percent, most industries could do much better in peacetime consumer goods. Many yielded to the threat of government sanctions and complied. This movie, however, points to the positive aspects of individuals working for the war effort, even at the cost of personal sacrifice. The most realistic character is "Smokey" (played by Olivia de Havilland. She is dynamic and forceful, but burning government records to support her boss (with whom she is in love) seems somewhat exaggerated. All in all, it is a fairly amusing film, with the bottom line echoed in a United States Senate hearing: "Thank you, government girl."


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