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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

"True to the Navy" (written by Elsie Janis and Jack King), sung and danced by Carmen Miranda, was deleted from this movie, but the song as filmed still exists. Paramount held exclusive rights to the song and it would not permit Twentieth Century-Fox to include Miranda's number in this movie. It was performed previously on screen by Clara Bow in Paramount on Parade (1930), which can be seen on YouTube. The song bears a striking resemblance to "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun" written by Irving Berlin in 1946 for the Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun". See more »

Quotes

Chita: A woman needs a man. You are a man, aren't you?
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Soundtracks

Chico Chico
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung and Danced by Carmen Miranda, Bando da Lua and chorus
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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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