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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed between mid-December 1943 and May 17, 1944, the movie's wide release was held back until March 9, 1946, and then the picture's Manhattan opening at the Strand Theatre followed on March 15, 1946. Snipped out of the release print were several references to "ongoing" World War II, which had ended on August 14, 1945. See more »

Quotes

Judy Jones: So there's 10 million dollars involved. That's why I hitched my wagon to Sierra Tech, to coin a paraphrase.
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Soundtracks

How Many Hearts Have You Broken (With Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
(uncredited)
Music by Al Kaufman
Played when Judy goes in for a job at the Kampus Koffee Kup
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Dreadful comedy...a good director's worst film
12 December 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Cut-rate romantic shenanigans from Warner Bros. and director Busby Berkeley features Joan Leslie as a ditsy band singer who stands to inherit $10,000,000 from a deceased relative--provided she marries a man with a high I.Q. under the deadline. Playing the kind of kooky girl who mistakes a bar of soap for cheese and thinks the 17th President of the United States was named Abraham Jefferson, Leslie's wide-eyed, open-mouthed innocent-act gets a strenuous workout here (she's nearly impossible to take). Songs by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn aren't enough to save the picture, which shoehorns in greedy lawyers, hep-cat professors, and a penniless pianist who wants to "live on love". Poor in all respects, the film sat on the shelf for two years before Warners finally released it. They shouldn't have bothered. NO STARS from ****


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