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The Powers Girl (1943)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Music | 15 January 1943 (USA)
Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod (as Norman McLeod)

Writers:

John Robert Powers (based on book "Hello Beautiful" by) (as John R.Powers), Malvin Wald (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Murphy ... Jerry Hendricks
Anne Shirley ... Ellen Evans
Carole Landis ... Kay Evans
Dennis Day ... Dennis Day
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra ... Benny Goodman Orchestra
Alan Mowbray ... John Robert Powers
Jean Ames ... Googie
Mary Treen ... Nancy
Rafael Alcayde ... Vandy Vandegrift (as Rafael Storm)
Helen MacKellar ... Mrs. Hendricks
Harry Shannon ... Mr. Hendricks
Roseanne Murray Roseanne Murray ... Edna Lambert
Jayne Hazard ... Powers America Beauty Pageant Model
Lillian Eggers Lillian Eggers ... Powers America Beauty Pageant Model
Linda Stirling ... Powers America Beauty Pageant Model
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Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

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Referenced in Pawn Stars: Pom Pom Pawn (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Who Didn't Believe in Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
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Musical fluff
5 December 2000 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

This film is based on the real Powers Girls (among the real life graduates are Grace Kelly, Lee Remick, Jennifer Jones)and shows Anne Shirley and Carole Landis at their best. Top accolades to Benny Goodman and his orchestra and some great dancing and singing. Plot is paper thin but summarized incorrectly by Maltin. Anne Shirley is the one who sacrifices a potential windfall from a lawsuit to better the career of her sister Carole who wants to become a Powers girl. Landis is particularly luminous and believable. I was saddened to read of her suicide a few years later. I gave it a 5 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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