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Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

Approved | | Musical | 1 October 1943 (USA)
Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), William R. Lipman (based on stories by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady
Robert Young ... Samuel A. Magee
Adolphe Menjou ... Tom Moran
Reginald Gardiner ... Charles - Duke of Trippingham
Virginia Grey ... Edna Van Dyke
Phil Regan ... Clark - Composer / Vocalist
Sig Ruman ... Joe Flugelman
Alan Dinehart ... Arthur Skinner
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Clark
Frank Orth ... Taxi Driver
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. Fox
George Cockerill George Cockerill ... Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Trowbridge ... Husband (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Musical

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Trivia

Pregnant with her second daughter, Alice Faye could not take the role of Madeleine Marlowe/Rosie O'Grady. See more »

Connections

Remake of Love Is News (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Little Girls in Blue
Words and Music by Charles Graham
Sung by Betty Grable and Robert Young
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Better than Most MGM Musicals of the Decade
17 September 2019 | by tr-83495See all my reviews

Much better than many of the acclaimed MGM musicals. Take a look at "Summer Stock" and compare it to this. "Rosie O'Grady" wins by a mile. Voters and reviewers have not been privy to seeing this classic because movie networks continuously show film product from MGM, Warners, and RKO, but they do not own the movie rights to Fox. Thus, the public has rarely seen these movies. I am 70 years old, have heard of Betty Grable before, but this is the first Grable film I've ever seen. I saw it courtesy of FXM. In years to come as all movies are put up to critical comparison, it won't be only MGM vs. MGM like it is now... there are many great musicals, from every era, from several studios, that the general public has rarely seen. This is one of them. Not spectacular, but better than the average MGM musical of the 40s. Grable had personality, style, and she could sing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En fästman för mycket See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,185,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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