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The Stork Club (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 28 December 1945 (USA)
A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment ... See full summary »

Director:

Hal Walker

Writers:

Buddy G. DeSylva (screenplay) (as B.G. DeSylva), Jack McGowan (screenplay) (as John McGowan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Hutton ... Judy Peabody
Barry Fitzgerald ... Jerry B. 'J.B.' / 'Pop' Bates
Don DeFore ... Sgt. Danny Wilton
Robert Benchley ... Tom P. Curtis
Bill Goodwin ... Sherman Billingsley
Iris Adrian ... Gwen
Mikhail Rasumny ... Mr. Coretti
Mary Young ... Mrs. Edith Bates
Andy Russell ... Jim Jones
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Storyline

A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment and a charge account at a department store. When her boyfriend (DeFore) returns from overseas, he thinks she is a kept woman. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stork Club See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Daddy O" an upbeat number performed by Betty Hutton was cut from this film but resurfaced in 1948 when recorded by Dinah Shore as the B side to her mega hit "Buttons and Bows". To this day, the song is credited to "The Stork Club" on the record label. See more »

Quotes

Judy Peabody: You know I think he's a bit screwy, he thinks a girl named Ruby Stevens is Barbara Stanwyck!
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Soundtracks

If I Had A Dozen Hearts
(1945) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Betty Hutton, Andy Russell
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WWII-era B Movie entertains in a brainless way
21 July 2001 | by lschruppSee all my reviews

So, this beautiful blonde saves a rich old man from drowning, see? But she doesn't realize he's rich, see? And she tries to get him a job at the Stork Club, where she works, see? And he decides to secretly make her rich for being so nice to him, see?

A totally predictable feel-good movie, worth watching if you like Betty Hutton and WWII vintage studio potboilers with fun stories and a couple of good musical numbers.


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