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The Girl Most Likely (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | February 1958 (USA)
Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Devery Freeman (screenplay), Paul Jarrico (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Powell ... Dodie
Cliff Robertson ... Pete
Keith Andes ... Neil Patterson, Jr.
Kaye Ballard ... Marge
Tommy Noonan ... Buzz
Una Merkel ... Dodie's Mother
Kelly Brown ... Sam Kelsey - Sailor
Judy Nugent ... Pauline - Dodie's Sister
Frank Cady ... Dodie's Pop
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Storyline

Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts. Dodie next meets Pete, who she thinks is rich, but she soon finds out that he is just a boat mechanic. They have fun on their date and Pete proposes and Dodie accepts. Then Dodie meets Neil Patterson who is rich. They go to Mexico on his yacht and have fun on their date. Neil proposes and Dodie accepts. Now she has to choose. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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MUSIC YOUNG! MUSIC GAY! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andra thelo, tora ton thelo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Buzz (Tommy Noonan) drives a 1952 Plymouth; See more »

Quotes

Dodie: The rich get richer and the poor get children.
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Connections

Remake of Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Know What I Want
(uncredited)
Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Sung by Jane Powell
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End of an era
5 July 2002 | by lzf0See all my reviews

This is one of the last 50s style musical comedies and the final film to present Jane Powell as a singing star. She is supported by Keith Andes, who can truly sing, and comedy by Tommy Noonan and Kaye Ballard. Cliff Robertson's singing is dubbed by Hal Derwin. The songs are only serviceable, even though they are written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, who gave us "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "Best Foot Forward". The best musical number, however, is the title tune, actually written by Nelson Riddle, with a vocal by the Hi-Los. Riddle's arrangements, which never seem to date, keep the music interesting. As for the plot, there isn't much of one. As for the comedy, both Noonan and Ballard were better served elsewhere. The choreography, however, is spectacular; this is Gower Champion's first attempt to stage dances for performers other than himself and wife Marge. From here, Champion went to Broadway and became a legend.


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