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The Petty Girl (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | September 1950 (USA)
An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Nat Perrin (screenplay), Mary McCarthy (based on a story by) (as Mary Mc Carthy)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Cummings ... George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp
Joan Caulfield ... Prof. Victoria Braymore
Elsa Lanchester ... Dr. Crutcher
Melville Cooper ... Beardsley
Audrey Long ... Mrs. Connie Manton Dezlow
Mary Wickes ... Prof. Whitman
Frank Orth ... Moody
John Ridgely ... Patrolman
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Storyline

An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das skandalöse Mädchen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tippi Hedren's first film. She was nineteen when she filmed it. She shows up in the final musical number for a couple of seconds as "Miss Ice Box". Her name doesn't appear in the credits. See more »

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Movita's hair changes colour (blond to dark) between the start of the "Calypso Song" and the finish. See more »

Soundtracks

I Loves Ya
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played on a radio and sung by an unidentified group
Sung by Robert Cummings (uncredited) (dubbed by Hal Derwin (uncredited)) and Joan Caulfield (uncredited) (dubbed by Carol Richards (uncredited)) at Arrowhead
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Joan Caulfield...so gorgeous....so forgotten
14 January 2010 | by RonziqueSee all my reviews

I saw "The Petty Girl" the other day, and it was my first time viewing the film. While Bob Cummings came through big as the artist in search of a model, I was captivated by the golden-haired beauty and charm of the late actress, Joan Caulfield ("Blue Skies," "Dear Ruth"). She was gorgeous. I liked her in "Blue Skies," with her blonde hair worn in a pompadour, and such an innocent look that I admired greatly. But in "The Petty Girl," she went beyond my expectations. She looked great in the blue bathing suit she wore, and her hair was in a pony-tail tied with a gold and, later, a blue scarf. It was the best that I have seen her in the few movies I've seen her do. I wish she would be better remembered by today's movie enthusiasts (critics). She was so radiant in her prime. But that's Hollywood. They want the public to remember the ones with the greatest fame as opposed to those whose careers were short or were transferred to television, like Joan's was. She will always be the beautiful, innocent blonde from the '40's. Some videos of her are in order. RIP, dear one.


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