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My Best Gal (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 28 March 1944 (USA)
Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will have nothing to do with trying to use it in the theatre or on the radio. She and her grandfather, Danny O'Hara (Frank Craven), ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

Olive Cooper (screenplay), Earl Felton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Withers ... Kitty O'Hara
Jimmy Lydon ... Johnny McCloud
Frank Craven ... Danny O'Hara
Fortunio Bonanova ... Charlie
George Cleveland ... Ralph Hodges
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Porter
Mary Newton Mary Newton ... Miss Simpson
Jack Boyle Jr. ... Freddy (as Jack Boyle)
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Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will have nothing to do with trying to use it in the theatre or on the radio. She and her grandfather, Danny O'Hara (Frank Craven), and ex-vaudeville hoofer, work in a Broadway drug store, rendezvous of young aspiring actors and performers, Danny and his friend Johnny McCloud (Jimmy Lydon), embryo writer of musicals, conspire to have Kitty's voice auditioned by a radio man. Her anger at discovering she's been tricked subsides when Johnny's induction notice into the U.S. Army arrives, and she tries to interest Broadway producer Ralph Hodges (George Cleveland) in Johnny's musical show. It is auditioned, using the talents of all young unknown performers, and Hodges wants to buy it, but without the youthful talent. Johnny rejects the offer until Danny becomes ill and needs an expensive operation, which Johnny secretly uses the money from selling his show to Hodgs. Kitty and his friends think Johnny has betrayed them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La mia migliore ragazza See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Where There's Love
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
Music by Walter Kent
Sung by Jane Withers
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Anthony Mann Directs A Good, Cheap B Musical
3 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jane Withers has been trained by grandfather Frank Craven to be a vaudeville star, but vaudeville is dead, so they work in a drugstore on Broadway, where young kids waiting for their break hang out. Jimmy Lydon has written a show. He wants to sell it. It's at the office of astrology-mad George Cleveland, so they pull some razzle-dazzle on him.

The story and acting of this putting-on-a-show musical is all right, with some nice supporting roles by Franklin Pangborn and Fortunio Bonanova. Where it lives is in the three production numbers, particular a swing version of "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider." The choreography is by Dave Gould, who did the big production numbers on some early Astaire & Rogers musicals. It's Anthony Mann's fourth outing as director, and while it's not his meat, he offers some good work, including some nice framing of the production numbers. He's still two or three years from directing the crime dramas that would finally put him on the map, and six years from his first Jimmy Stewart western, that would make him an A-list director. For the moment, he's one of the excellent B directors who can produce something interesting with a short budget and fading ex-child stars.


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