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Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1941 (USA)
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

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Marguerite Roberts (screenplay), Sonya Levien (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... Gilbert Young
Judy Garland ... Susan Gallagher
Hedy Lamarr ... Sandra Kolter
Lana Turner ... Sheila Regan
Tony Martin ... Frank Merton
Jackie Cooper ... Jerry Regan
Ian Hunter ... Geoffrey Collis
Charles Winninger ... 'Pop' Gallagher
Edward Everett Horton ... Noble Sage
Philip Dorn ... Franz Kolter
Paul Kelly ... John Slayton
Eve Arden ... Patsy Dixon
Dan Dailey ... Jimmy Walters (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Al Shean ... Al
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Regan
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Storyline

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes. Written by Michael Meigs <Michael.Meigs@dos.us-state.gov>

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Taglines:

10 HIT SONGS! "Minnie from Trinidad" - "You've Stepped Out of a Dream"---and many more! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ziegfeld Girl See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Planned in 1938 to be made with Eleanor Powell, Joan Crawford, Virginia Bruce and Walter Pidgeon. See more »

Quotes

Mischa: I have no uncle, and he doesn't live in Philadelphia.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background music when Susie and Geoffrey talk about his proposing to Sheila
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M-G-M's Snail-Like Achievement!
13 March 1999 | by Ash-65See all my reviews

This movie just drags on and on, for 2 hours and 12 minutes. Judy, Hedy, and Lana are gorgeous, but even their legendary beauty can't save this. Most of the numbers are pretty good, especially Always Chasing Rainbows, sung marvelously by Garland, and You Stepped Out of a Dream, in which Lamarr looks particularly ethereal. The story is just plain bad, worse than most Metro fluff. It tries to be dramatic, but winds up silly. (One movie that succeeds the drama angle while still having good numbers is 1942's For Me and My Gal, also starring Garland.) Maybe I'm being a little too hard on this, maybe not, but in my humble opinion this movie is strictly for fans of Judy, Lana, Hedy, Jimmy and M-G-M.


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