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Career Girl (1944)

Approved | | Musical | 11 January 1944 (USA)
Joan Terry, a girl from the country wants to become a Broadway Star, but this proves to be not so easy.

Director:

Wallace Fox (as Wallace W. Fox)

Writers:

David Silverstein (story), Stanley Rauh (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frances Langford ... Joan Terry (as Miss Frances Langford)
Edward Norris ... Steve Dexter
Iris Adrian ... Glenda Benton
Craig Woods Craig Woods ... James Blake
Linda Brent ... Thelma Mason
Alec Craig ... Theodore 'Pop' Billings - the Landlord
Ariel Heath ... Sue Collins
Lorraine Krueger ... Ann
Gladys Blake ... Janie
Charles Judels ... Felix Black
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Louis Horton
Renee Helms Renee Helms ... Polly (as Renee White)
Marcy McGuire ... Louise (as Marion McGuire)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Clark ... Dancer
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Storyline

Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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A GREAT RADIO STAR NOW A GREATER MOVE STAR! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le ragazze di Broadway See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Joan Terry and Steve Dexter are shown hitting the night spots of Broadway, the stock-footage montage includes the outside of the Cotton Club - which had closed in 1940, four years before this film was made. See more »

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Remake of Stage Door (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Buck Dance
(uncredited)
(traditional stop-time tune for tap dance)
Tap danced to by Lorraine Krueger, in imitation of Bill Robinson's style
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You're fired.
15 December 2006 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Z grade PRC musical with Frances Langford should be more fun and hep than it is. I was sooooo disappointed. Boring scenes in a boardinghouse for girl starlets, some Iris Adrian wisecracks and the unusually handsome Craig Woods all lead us to one of the screen's most awful dance numbers in the final reel. And I really like awful dance numbers....eg: Pee Wee Dupree in ZIS BOOM BAH, or the spectacular opening from GUMNAAM.

Here in CAREER GIRL the final clumsy dance number is only worth seeing for the hilarious costume design: halter tops which are OK but.... white short pants with a black maple leaf patch on the crotch which makes the chorus girls look as though they are nude and are sporting the biggest bush of lower body pubic hair you have ever seen in a step line of high kicking girls. Yippee! Hilarious. Otherwise, a dirge.


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