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Rosie the Riveter (1944)

In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie... See full summary »


Joseph Santley


Dorothy Curnow Handley (story "Room For Two"), Jack Townley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview:
Jane Frazee ... Rosalind 'Rosie' Warren
Frank Albertson ... Charlie Doran
Barbara Jo Allen ... Vera Watson (as Vera Vague)
Frank Jenks ... Kelly Kennedy
Lloyd Corrigan ... Clem Prouty
Frank Fenton ... Wayne Calhoun
Maude Eburne ... Granma Quill
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer)
Louise Erickson Louise Erickson ... Mabel Prouty
Ellen Lowe Ellen Lowe ... Stella Prouty
Arthur Loft ... Sergeant Montgomery
Tom Kennedy ... Piano Mover


In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie Doran and Kelly Kennedy, who work the other shift at the plant. The landlady, Grandma Quill , also has her grandchildren, Buzz Prouty and Mabel Prouty , and her daughter Stella Prouty ---who is on the outs with her husband Clem ---living with her. Rosie doesn't tell her fiancé, Wayne Calhoun ,about the living arrangements, and is also plotting with Vera to re-unite the Proutys. Rosie pawns the engagement ring Wayne gave her for money for Clem and Stella. Rosie and Charlie fall in love and get their picture in the paper. Wayne huffingly breaks the engagement and wants his ring returned. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Musical | Romance | War


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Release Date:

9 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Rosie's Room 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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Did You Know?


Why Can't I Sing a Love Song?
Lyrics by Sol Meyer
Music by Harry Akst
Sung by Jane Frazee
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Nice wartime fun
14 May 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Rosie the Riveter" is a cute B-movie that is set during WWII. It stars Jane Frazee as the title character, a young lady who goes to work at a defense plant but has a serious problem finding a place to sleep. This actually was a serious problem during the war, as many small towns boomed--filling with thousands of workers and not enough housing for them all. It's the subject of several comedies of the day, such as "The More the Merrier" as well as this film. Well, Rosie and her friend come up with an interesting solution--share the room with a couple guys. The guys will get it one shift, they will get it the next. However, Rosie's very prim and proper boyfriend would not approve so she spends much of the film hiding it from the guy. Additionally, there is a LOT of tension between the various roommates. How it's all resolved is cute and enjoyable. Just understand...this is not nor was it intended to be anything more than a low-budget comedy with modest pretensions. It does the trick but is not exactly what I'd call a must-see film. Cute and enjoyable.

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