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All Girl Revue (1940)

Approved | | Musical, Short | 22 June 1940 (USA)

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Women are put in charge of the city government for a day, and the mayor must go to the train station to greet an opera singer.

Director:

Lloyd French

Writers:

Eddie Forman (story), Cyrus Wood (story) (as Cyrus D. Wood)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Mayor
The Harrison Sisters The Harrison Sisters ... Singing Group (as Harrison Sisters)
Betty Mae Crane Betty Mae Crane ... Dance Act (as Bettymae Crane)
Beverly Crane Beverly Crane ... Dance Act
Beverly Kirk Beverly Kirk ... Madame Beverly
Edith Brandell Edith Brandell ... Information Kiosk Girl
Gae Foster Girls Gae Foster Girls ... Dance Group
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Storyline

Headlines announce that women will run the city for a day. The day's mayor sings a challenge to her lieutenants and they respond in close harmony that they'll make the city pretty. Then they rush to the train station to meet opera singer Madame Beverly. At the station, they ask for help, prompting the woman at the information booth to sing, "Information Please." A chorus line taps their way around the station. Madame Beverly arrives and sings, "I Love to Sing a Whole Note." Then, at a unique reception at City Hall, the Mayor gives Madame Beverly the key to the city, and they reprise the three songs. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Musical | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vitaphone Varieties (1939-1940 season) #6: All Girl Revue See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone Production Reel #B262. See more »

Goofs

The Mayor while talking on the phone to Flossie complains that there isn't a mirror in the office, but when she and the singing group leave the Mayor's office to meet Miss Beverly, they walk by a large mirror. See more »

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Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Information, Please
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Edith Brandell, danced by Gae Foster Girls
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Got to keep the city pretty.
28 October 2005 | by AkiraKurosawaSee all my reviews

In this gem of a short subject June Allyson, not yet the star that should would eventually become, plays a temporary mayor for a city in order to make it more attractive. With the help of several other well meaning dames, she urges other city employed women to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

A musical short, the first two songs in this one are amazingly catchy. Particularly a song about an overworked information girl. We are then presented with a near-opera number and finale that's very cheerful and features quite the funny little joke.' You can catch this one on the Warner Brothers "Roaring Twenties" DVD. Recommended.


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