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Burlesque queen Doll Face Carroll is dismissed from an audition for a legitimate Broadway show because she's considered unrefined. Her boss/manager, Mike, decides that she can acquire some polish and also get plenty of publicity by writing her autobiography; he hires a ghost writer to do all the work but doesn't consider that Doll Face and her collaborator might have more than a book on their minds.Written by
Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>
Many of the posters and publicity shots for this film prominently feature Carmen Miranda wearing a nautical outfit topped by a lighthouse headdress, even though she never actually wears it in the movie (the hat can be seen on a dressing room counter in one shot). Paramount Pictures, which owned the rights to the song "True To The Navy", wouldn't give permission for its use in the film. Consequently, the entire sequence, already filmed, with Miranda wearing her nautical attire, performing the song, had to be cut. See more »
A beautiful songstress is rejected out of an audition because she is not considered to be 'cultured' enough to make it on the Broadway stage. Doll Face Carroll is the woman rejected and Mike Hannegan, the man that is in love with her, wants to show the theater world she is worth the attention. For that, Mike contacts a ghost writer that will prepare the right resume for the gorgeous woman he loves. Nothing prepared Hannegan for the results. A grateful Doll Face will make everything possible to give him the recognition he deserves.
This 20th Century Fox feature of 1946 gives us a dose of nostalgia. Based on a Gypsy Rose Lee play, and directed by Lewis Seiler, the film is mildly amusing. The musical numbers are well executed, especially the hit song, "Somebody's Walking in my Dream". All the songs were composed by the team of Harold Adamson and Jimmy McHugh.
Vivian Blaine appears in the title role. Dennis O'Keefe is Mike Hannegan. In addition we see the irrepressible Carmen Miranda doing "Chico Chico" with a big production number. Perry Como and Martha Stewart are in hand to do some songs. Stephen Dunne has a good opportunity.
"Doll Face" although not a great film, has some enjoyable songs and is entertaining.
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