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Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1944 (USA)
A U.S.O. singer poses as a Broadway star in order to attract a handsome war hero.

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screen play), Helen Logan (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Lorry Jones aka Laura Lorraine
John Harvey ... Tommy Dooley
Martha Raye ... Molly McKay
Joe E. Brown ... Eddie Hall
Eugene Pallette ... Barney Briggs
Skating Vanities Skating Vanities ... Specialty Skaters
Dorothea Kent ... Kay
Dave Willock ... Dud Miller
Nick Condos Nick Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Charlie Spivak ... Orchestra Leader
Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Charlie Spivak Orchestra)
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Storyline

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Some ZING for the Boys! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Eddie Hall got his bit as a hitch-hiking soldier in this film with help from his good friend, Martha Raye. Which most likely has nothing to do with the fact the Joe E. Brown's role name in this film was Eddie Hall. See more »

Goofs

When the female troop marches down the stairs toward the end of the sequence; the troop halts and does a rifle maneuver. But Laura Lorraine, who had given a command for every previous rifle maneuver, did not do so for this last one, therefore, the troop should not have executed it and just stayed in a halt position. See more »


Soundtracks

You're My Little Pin Up Girl
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by chorus, uncredited players, and Betty Grable
Danced by Nick Condos and Steve Condos
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Rather average musical
20 June 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I've just seen Pin Up Girl for the first time and found it good in parts, but not brilliant.

Betty Grable plays a secretary and is a singer as well. She says she's engaged to every service man she has signed her photo for. She does fall in love with a man who's in the Navy and after several misunderstandings, she becomes engaged to him.

Despite being made during the Second World War, Pin Up Girl was shot in colour and it certainly is very colourful. There are some good songs and performances, although can be a little heavy going at times.

One viewing is probably enough for this movie. Not too bad though.

Rating: 2 and a half stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine Us See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,615,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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