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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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Watch her turn the capital UPSIDE DOWN! See more »

Genres:

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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Warner Bros. studio boss Jack L. Warner loaned Olivia de Havilland to David O. Selznick in exchange for Ingrid Bergman whom Warner cast opposite Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942). See more »

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

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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61" (uncredited)
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One of the best DC location films ever shot
14 July 2005 | by tigger-100See all my reviews

I only saw this movie once on AMC (before they started showing recent "classics". I loved it. Sure, it is a war propaganda film, loaded with patriotism. Sure it is written to the largely female audiences of the time. Sure, it is a pale imitation of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "His Girl Friday". It is still a fun, witty, movie.

It is also possibly the best use of Washington, DC as a location. They get the geography right. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (one of my favorites) has people going in every direction. "Government Girl" keeps everything in its place. Also, it provides an historic look at wartime DC.

Tell me where I can find this movie, as I would love to see it again.


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