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Rosie the Riveter (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 9 April 1944 (USA)
In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Dorothy Curnow Handley (story "Room For Two"), Jack Townley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Frazee ... Rosalind 'Rosie' Warren
Frank Albertson ... Charlie Doran
Barbara Jo Allen ... Vera Watson (as Vera Vague)
Frank Jenks ... Kelly Kennedy
Lloyd Corrigan ... Clem Prouty
Frank Fenton ... Wayne Calhoun
Maude Eburne ... Granma Quill
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer)
Louise Erickson ... Mabel Prouty
Ellen Lowe Ellen Lowe ... Stella Prouty
Arthur Loft ... Sergeant Montgomery
Tom Kennedy ... Piano Mover
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In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie Doran and Kelly Kennedy, who work the other shift at the plant. The landlady, Grandma Quill , also has her grandchildren, Buzz Prouty and Mabel Prouty , and her daughter Stella Prouty ---who is on the outs with her husband Clem ---living with her. Rosie doesn't tell her fiancé, Wayne Calhoun ,about the living arrangements, and is also plotting with Vera to re-unite the Proutys. Rosie pawns the engagement ring Wayne gave her for money for Clem and Stella. Rosie and Charlie fall in love and get their picture in the paper. Wayne huffingly breaks the engagement and wants his ring returned. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Rosie's Room See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Rosie the Riveter
Written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb
Sung by Kirby Grant at finale presentation
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Rosie Can't Find A Room Anywhere In Town...
15 July 2005 | by john5thSee all my reviews

This is a breezy musical about the housing shortage in wartime America, circa 1944. As usual Jane Frazee is a delight to watch and listen to and here she is paired with the female Jerry Colonna, Vera Vague as the work/roommate. Rosie and her pal squabble with two guys over the only remaining boardinghouse room in town and Rosie, after "working overtime on a B-19" down at the plane factory, eventually warms up to Frank Albertson (not your typical young juvenile lead, this was wartime after all) and everything works out for the big finale sung at the work site. Three or four nice tunes and some light comedy (a couple of very funny moments - all the teenagers seem to be a lot more mature about their romantic relationships than the adults and they stay up all night doing the conga!)make this an easy hour to pass.


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