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Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

Approved | | Musical | 1 October 1943 (USA)
Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Cummings

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Ken Englund (screenplay), William R. Lipman (based on stories by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady
Robert Young ... Samuel A. Magee
Adolphe Menjou ... Tom Moran
Reginald Gardiner ... Charles - Duke of Trippingham
Virginia Grey ... Edna Van Dyke
Phil Regan ... Clark - Composer / Vocalist
Sig Ruman ... Joe Flugelman
Alan Dinehart ... Arthur Skinner
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Clark
Frank Orth ... Taxi Driver
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. Fox
George Cockerill George Cockerill ... Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Trowbridge ... Husband (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En fästman för mycket See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,185,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Pregnant with her second daughter, Alice Faye could not take the role of Madeleine Marlowe/Rosie O'Grady. See more »

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Remade as That Wonderful Urge (1948) See more »

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Where, Oh, Where Is the Groom?
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Marvelous fun
6 September 2006 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

Robert Young is perfectly cast as a wise-guy reporter writing for a pre-Enquirer rag called the Police Gazette who is assigned by his crusty Editor, played perfectly by Adolph Menjou (Walter Burns from the original Front Page), to write a series of expose-type articles on returning stage star Betty Grable's burlesque beginnings. The Technicolor is luscious throughout. Reginald Gardiner is a stitch, as usual, playing Betty's British betrothed who breaks off the engagement as a result of the scandal. Virginia Grey is perky and decorative as Grable's maid. Byron Folger also lends support as a perfectly prissy prig (what else?).

Betty, of course, is the star. She sings and dances with aplomb. The added delight is her comic timing and chemistry with Young. We enjoy and believe them at each others throats which makes the inevitable payoff in each others arms that much more enjoyable.


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