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Cinderella Jones (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 9 March 1946 (USA)
Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides ... See full summary »

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (screenplay), Philip Wylie (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Leslie ... Judy Jones
Robert Alda ... Tommy Coles
Julie Bishop ... Camille
William Prince ... Bart Williams
S.Z. Sakall ... Gabriel Popik
Edward Everett Horton ... Keating
Charles Dingle ... Minland
Ruth Donnelly ... Cora Elliot
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Oliver S. Patch
Hobart Cavanaugh ... George
Charles Arnt ... Mahoney
Chester Clute ... Krencher
Edward Gargan ... Riley (as Ed Gargan)
Margaret Early ... Bashful Girl
Johnny Mitchell ... Soldier
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Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides that she must be married by a certain time or lose the inheritance. She then has to decide whether rivals-for-her-hand Tommy Coles or Bart Williams, loves her for herself or for her fortune. What's a girl to do? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1946 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At lunch, Popik asks Judy to call him "Cuddles". That was S. Z. Sakall's real-life nickname. See more »

Quotes

Judy Jones: Oh not him... the other one.
Gabriel Popik: Throw him back!
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Soundtracks

She Broke My Heart in Three Places
(uncredited)
Written by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake
Played when Judy and Prof. Williams are in the Kampus Koffee Kup kitchen
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silly love story with some big names
29 July 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Any flick directed by B. Berkeley, and has Edward E. Horton (small part) can't be ALL bad. Sure, that silly plot is pretty flimsy, but you also have some respectable song and dance numbers, Robert Alda and Joan Leslie, and of course "Cuddles" Sakall as the stubborn Professor. Judy ( Leslie ) and Tommy ( Alda ) work on a radio show that gives away money and prizes, and helps locate long lost relatives. But there are conditions to be met when they DO find the rightful heir, and the conditions are almost more trouble than they are worth... but in this case, its ten million dollars at stake. Also keep an eye out for Elisha Cook as the "roommate" at college... he was the weakling villain in "Maltese Falcon". The running gag in "Cinderella Jones is the list of malaprops said almost non-stop for the second half of the film. Half the cast ends up in jail, and then we're in court trying to straighten it all out, like any good, respectable, farce. Funny to note that in the credits, Sakall's role is listed as Gabriel Popik, but about halfway through the film, everyone starts calling him "Cuddles", his real nickname. Sit back and enjoy the 90 minute story, as long as you're willing to buy into the silliness.


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