On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ...
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Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva.
Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... See full summary »
Paul Whiteman and Orchestra
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of the Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar.Written by
Michael Meigs <Michael.Meigs@dos.us-state.gov>
In the big production number "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", from Judy Garland's entrance until the tempo change is one take. Rumor has it they only shot it twice and she was dead-on both times. See more »
When Susan has gone to see Ned Trent at the valley and she trips, he reacts and goes to catch her but then when there is close up of him, he is in the same position he was before. See more »
There's your plot right there. No, I'm just kidding. Sort of. See, this movie doesn't have much of a story, so the numbers kind of fill in. Judy's lovely and in great voice, Virginia O'Brien is dead-pan (as always) and Cyd, unfortunately has only one short number. Lame movie, but the poor girls can't do anything about it. Excellent songs though... See it if you're a fan of any of the cast (even scary Marjorie Main).
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