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Here Come the Girls (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 22 October 1953 (USA)
A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

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Claude Binyon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Stanley Snodgrass
Tony Martin ... Allen Trent
Arlene Dahl ... Irene Bailey
Rosemary Clooney ... Daisy Crockett
Millard Mitchell ... Albert Snodgrass
William Demarest ... Dennis Logan
Fred Clark ... Harry Fraser
Robert Strauss ... Jack the Slasher
Zamah Cunningham Zamah Cunningham ... Mrs. Emily Snodgrass
Frank Orth ... Mr. Hungerford
The Four Step Brothers The Four Step Brothers ... Dance Specialty
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Stanley Snodgrass, perhaps Broadway's clumsiest (if not oldest and most out-of-tune) chorus boy, finds himself unceremoniously ousted from yet another show. Due to an infamous slasher threatening the show's leads, Stanley finds himself brought back as the headliner, unaware that he's being used as bait by police. Even with Detective Logan secretly posing as Stanley's valet, producer Harry Fraser fears Jack the Slasher may not put in an appearance soon enough to prevent Stanley murdering his show. Written by statmanjeff

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MORE GIGGLES...MORE GAGS...MORE GALS!... (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Champagne for Everybody 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

Final film of Millard Mitchell. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Snodgrass: Oh, please, turn off those mice!
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Connections

Featured in Conquest of Space (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Torment
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Danced to by Inesita
Sung by Bob Hope, Arlene Dahl and chorus
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No bad, but still a bit of a disappointment....
3 March 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Unlike the typical Bob Hope film, "Here Come the Girls" is a musical--with only a bit of comedy here and there. So, for me the film was a bit of a disappointment--mostly because I was expecting laughs, not song and dance numbers.

Hope plays a not particularly talented member of the chorus. His prospects to move beyond that are nil--mostly because he's not all that good. However, when a homicidal maniac begins stalking the lead in the play (Arlene Dahl), the cops and theater owners get the bright idea of putting Hope in the lead--that way, if Hope is killed due to the psycho's jealousy, at least he's easy to replace! While a normal guy would soon suspect something, Hope's character is his typical fat-headed guy who soon begins believing it when everyone begins trying to convince him he's brilliant in the part--and he is truly terrible. Rosemary Clooney's character cares about Hope and tries her best to convince him of the truth--but he's just too self-absorbed to believe her.

Throughout this clever idea for a plot, there are LOTS of musical numbers--LOTS! None of the music is particularly memorable and I felt it all bogged down the film--making the comedy come to a grinding halt again and again. Not a terrible film...just not a particularly enjoyable one.


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