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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Judy Peabody
... Jerry B. 'J.B.' / 'Pop' Bates
... Sgt. Danny Wilton
... Tom P. Curtis
... Sherman Billingsley
... Gwen
Mikhail Rasumny ... Mr. Coretti
... Mrs. Edith Bates
... Jim Jones
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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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It's a WONDERFUL Story ... About the GRANDEST people ... Having the LOVELIEST Time at ... New York's Most GLITTERING Night Spot! See more »


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28 December 1945 (USA)  »

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Andy Russell receives an "introducing" credit. 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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Edited into Moments in Music (1950) See more »

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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Aw come on guys! It's fun, FUN!
22 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

I cannot believe how mean-spirited so many of the comments are on this delightful piece of froth. It is a Rom-Com, a fun way for a war-weary people to loosen up and forget about their troubles. Betty Hutton does yell. And how. Her sense of rhythm, quick gestures and dance moves are extremely well-honed, and she nails these songs with a precision and joie-de-vivre that is a lesson to anyone in show business. The story is implausible. Good! That's what makes it so fun and such good escapist value. Look at Rom-Coms today and they're not that much more plausible... The set design is fabulous, the gowns are gorgeous, the girls vivacious, and the band excellent. The songs aren't amongst the forty best tunes of the century, but they're memorable enough that I'm humming one of them right now. Can't say fairer than that.


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