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Here Come the Girls (1953)

A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

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Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Stanley Snodgrass
Tony Martin ... Allen Trent
Arlene Dahl ... Irene Bailey
Rosemary Clooney ... Daisy Crockett
Millard Mitchell ... Albert Snodgrass
William Demarest ... Dennis Logan
Fred Clark ... Harry Fraser
Robert Strauss ... Jack the Slasher
Zamah Cunningham Zamah Cunningham ... Mrs. Emily Snodgrass
Frank Orth ... Mr. Hungerford
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Stanley Snodgrass, perhaps Broadway's clumsiest (if not oldest and most out-of-tune) chorus boy, finds himself unceremoniously ousted from yet another show. Due to an infamous slasher threatening the show's leads, Stanley finds himself brought back as the headliner, unaware that he's being used as bait by police. Even with Detective Logan secretly posing as Stanley's valet, producer Harry Fraser fears Jack the Slasher may not put in an appearance soon enough to prevent Stanley murdering his show. Written by statmanjeff

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It's Dazzling...Delightful...And DeLovely! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Champagne for Everybody 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

Final film of Cliff Clark. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Snodgrass: Failing is the only thing I've ever been a success at.
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Never So Beautiful
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Sung by Tony Martin
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Hope still at the peak of his career before the descent...
18 January 2008 | by Neil DoyleSee all my reviews

BOB HOPE's screen career was still at the crest of the wave when he did HERE COME THE GIRLS, but was soon to descend with a bunch of largely forgettable films, beginning with CASANOVA'S BIG NIGHT in 1954. From then on, Hope's films were less enjoyable than during his heyday when he hit his stride in '39's CAT AND THE CANARY and had a string of memorable comedy hits.

Hope is improbably cast as a chorus boy with two left feet (he describes himself as "the world's oldest living chorus boy"), and ROSEMARY CLOONEY is the girl who sticks by him when the going gets rough and he loses his job when fired by stage manager, FRED CLARK.

The zany plot has him chosen by the theater manager to be the bait to attract a killer called The Slasher, who is anxious to get revenge on any man close to ARLENE DAHL when leading man TONY MARTIN is unable to go on. The plot depends heavily on this one note gimmick for laughs and it does manage to get them despite the lightweight script.

Clooney and Martin both get a couple of ballads to sing, none of them the least bit memorable, and the lavish musical numbers are staged with some flair. Hope gets the laughs as things go wrong whenever he sets foot on the stage. ROBERT STRAUSS is the killer on the loose and he does a good job of combining villainy with comic skill.

Strictly second-rate stuff, but pleasantly handled by the agreeable cast. Biggest drawback is that Hope is really woefully too old for the role of the chorus boy, constantly being referred to as "the boy" throughout.


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