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Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1944 (USA)
A U.S.O. singer poses as a Broadway star in order to attract a handsome war hero.

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screen play), Helen Logan (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Lorry Jones aka Laura Lorraine
John Harvey John Harvey ... Tommy Dooley
Martha Raye ... Molly McKay
Joe E. Brown ... Eddie Hall
Eugene Pallette ... Barney Briggs
Skating Vanities Skating Vanities ... Specialty Skaters
Dorothea Kent ... Kay
Dave Willock ... Dud Miller
Nick Condos Nick Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Charlie Spivak ... Orchestra Leader
Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Charlie Spivak Orchestra)
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Storyline

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Your Favorite Pin-Up Peach! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine Us See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,615,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Hollywood Reporter' once reported that actor James Engler tested for the leading male role opposite Betty Grable. See more »


Soundtracks

You're My Little Pin Up Girl
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by chorus, uncredited players, and Betty Grable
Danced by Nick Condos and Steve Condos
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fluff and nonsense
8 September 2007 | by ryancmSee all my reviews

Not bad, not good for a Betty Grable flick. Story, like all the Fox musicals on the 40's is silly, but sometimes silly can be charming. PIN-UP GIRL focuses on Betty of course and those "million" dollar legs. The story of a want-to-be showgirl who is doing steno work could have somehow worked better with more fluid writing. A couple of good dance numbers, but nothing spectacular. Nice to see old timers Martha Raye and Joe E. Brown, but Martha plays a real witch in this one and takes the shine off her comedic talent. Too bad. Story itself does not focus and what happened to her girl friend, Dorthea Kent, who is in the first part of the movie, then is dropped like a hot potato. Her presence was missed as she was a good side kick to Betty. If you're a Betty Grable fan, and you must be to be reading about this movie, there are others a lot better. Too bad they're not available on DVD. By the way, the DVD transfer is quite nice.


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