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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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Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

We've Got to Make the City Pretty
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by June Allyson and The Harrison Sisters
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Information Please!
27 March 2015 | by SylSee all my reviews

Even though women finally got the vote in 1920, women were relegated to second class citizens behind men. This film short is a musical where June Allyson is Mayor of New York City. A world famous opera singer is coming to town. This light musical short indicates that women were still not perceived as equals in a male dominated society. New York City still hasn't had a female mayor to this day. The music is sweet and light hearted. There is not much of storyline but it is entertaining. June Allyson is terrific in the role. The other singers also do a wonderful job. If the film was meant to entertain, it did a good job. As for enlightenment or education, it displayed how women were relegated to love interests, comedic characters, but never equals to women in politics.


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