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Doll Face (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 December 1945 (USA)
Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Harold Buchman (adaptation), Gypsy Rose Lee (play) (as Louise Hovick) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vivian Blaine ... Mary Elizabeth 'Doll Face' Carroll
Dennis O'Keefe ... Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan
Perry Como ... Nicky Ricci
Carmen Miranda ... Chita Chula
Martha Stewart ... Frankie Porter
Stephen Dunne ... Frederick Manly Gerard (as Michael Dunne)
Reed Hadley ... Flo Hartman
Stanley Prager ... Flo's Aide
Charles Tannen ... Flo's Aide
George E. Stone ... Stage Manager
Frank Orth ... Peters
Donald MacBride ... Lawyer Ferguson (as Donald McBride)
Bando da Lua ... Bando da Lua - Carmen Miranda's Orchestra
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Storyline

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>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here's a Kiss See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Chita: A woman needs a man. You are a man, aren't you?
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: The Moon Is Not Blue (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody's Walking in My Dream
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Vivian Blaine at audition
Later sung and danced by Martha Stewart in finale
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Solid 7
9 April 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Burlesque queen Doll Face Carroll is dismissed from an audition for a legitimate Broadway show because she lacks culture.

Her boss/manager Mike decides that she can get both culture and plenty of publicity by writing her autobiography.

He hires a ghost writer to do all the work, but doesn't count on the possibility that Doll Face and her collaborator might have more than a book on their minds.

Fast moving movie based on the play. It's a good watch, if dated and unfortunately Carmen Miranda already was looking haggard only in her 30s. She looks like she's in her 50s.


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