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The Girl Rush (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | September 1955 (USA)
In this comedy sequel to Wonderful Town, Kim, a museum worker from Providence, Rhode Island, inherits half ownership of a Las Vegas hotel when her father dies.

Director:

Robert Pirosh

Writers:

Robert Pirosh (screenplay), Jerry Davis (screenplay) (as Jerome Davis) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Russell ... Kim Halliday
Fernando Lamas ... Victor Monte
Eddie Albert ... Elliot Atterbury
Gloria DeHaven ... Taffy Tremaine
Marion Lorne ... Aunt Clara
James Gleason ... Ether Ferguson
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Pete Tremaine
Matt Mattox Matt Mattox ... Specialty Dancer
Don Crichton Don Crichton ... Specialty Dancer
Douglas Fowley ... Charlie - Stickman
Jesse White ... Ludwig - Pit Boss
Larry Gates ... Hap Halliday
Karolee Kelly Karolee Kelly ... Cocktail Waitress
Frances Lansing ... Stewardess
Marjorie Bennett ... Woman at Dice Table
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Storyline

"The Girl Rush" doesn't have anything to do with "Wonderful Town" other than the fact that Rosalind Russell starred in both. She did "Wonderful Town" on Broadway, which was a musical version of "My Sister Eileen". "The Girl Rush" was a totally different vehicle, but was her first movie musical. Written by Alan Eichler

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Flamingo See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rosalind Russell does her own singing. See more »

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Cab ride from airport makes no geographical sense. Characters see things that are miles apart. See more »

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The Girl Rush
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
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With anyone other than Ros. Russell in the leading role, the film would have been disastrous!
26 May 2001 | by drewmi2See all my reviews

Not-quite pleasing comedy/musical from Robert Pirosh, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jerome Davis from the story by Phoebe and Henry Ephron. Perhaps fans of Rosalind Russell, Eddie Albert, or lovable character actress Marion Lorne may enjoy more than others. Fernando Lamas is sensual in the romantic lead, and Gloria DeHaven is charming as his love interest and nightclub act. Eddie Albert is particularly engrossing as the affluent "daddy's-boy", and Marion Lorne simply shines as Russell's mumbling Aunt Clara. The film can certainly boast awe-inspiring costumes by ultimate designer Edith Head. Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane wrote the songs, with a musical score by M.S.I. Spencer-Hagen. Among the better song/dance numbers are "Take A Chance" and "Hillbilly Heart." Robert Alton served as choreographer, as well as associate producer. Also, actor George Chakiris is featured as a chorus boy. The overall best performer is the solid, consistently dependable Rosalind Russell, who simply dazzles with charm, energy, and wit as the happy-go-lucky Kim Halliday. With anyone else in the leading role and the film would have been disastrous!


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