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Ziegfeld Girl (25-Apr-1941)

Director: Robert Z. Leonard

Writers: Sonya Levien; William Anthony McGuire; Marguerite Roberts

Musical Score by: Herbert Stothart

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Keywords: Musical, Romantic Drama, Prohibition

Three up-and-coming MGM stars, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, and Hedy Lamarr are chosen as prospective Ziegfeld Girls in roles specifically tailored for them. Lana is discovered by Ziegfeld himself as a lift operator in a department store; Judy, daughter of a vaudevillian, joins as a chorus girl; Hedy, an exotic foreign beauty, is hired for the chorus when she attends a violin audition with her husband. Overly melodramatic musical with big production numbers and outlandish costumes. Production cost $1.47M, earned $3.9M on release.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eve Arden
Actor
30-Apr-1908 12-Nov-1990 The Eve Arden Show
Felix Bressart
Actor
2-Mar-1892 17-Mar-1949 To Be or Not to Be
Mae Busch
Actor
18-Jun-1891 19-Apr-1946 The Ever-Popular Mae Busch
Jackie Cooper
Actor
15-Sep-1922 3-May-2011 Jackie in Our Gang
Dan Dailey
Actor
14-Dec-1913 16-Oct-1978 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Philip Dorn
Actor
30-Sep-1901 9-May-1975 Random Harvest
Judy Garland
Singer
10-Jun-1922 22-Jun-1969 Dorothy in Wizard of Oz
Rose Hobart
Actor
1-May-1906 29-Aug-2000 East of Borneo
Fay Holden
Actor
26-Sep-1893 23-Jun-1973 Played Andy Hardy's mother
Edward Everett Horton
Actor
18-Mar-1886 29-Sep-1970 Prolific 1930s comedic actor
Ian Hunter
Actor
13-Jun-1900 23-Sep-1975 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Paul Kelly
Actor
9-Aug-1899 6-Nov-1956 Flying Tigers
Hedy Lamarr
Actor
9-Nov-1913 19-Jan-2000 Actress, invented frequency hopping
Tony Martin
Singer
25-Dec-1913 27-Jul-2012 There's No Tomorrow
Jimmy Stewart
Actor
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Lana Turner
Actor
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Charles Winninger
Actor
26-May-1884 27-Jan-1969 Show Boat

CAST

Jimmy Stewart   ...   Gilbert Young
Judy Garland   ...   Susan Gallagher
Hedy Lamarr   ...   Sandra Kolter
Lana Turner   ...   Sheila Regan
Tony Martin   ...   Frank Merton
Jackie Cooper   ...   Jerry Regan
Ian Hunter   ...   Geoffrey Collis
Charles Winninger   ...   "Pop" Gallagher
Edward Everett Horton   ...   Nobel Sage
Philip Dorn   ...   Franz Kolter
Paul Kelly   ...   John Slayton
Eve Arden   ...   Patsy Dixon
Dan Dailey   ...   Jimmy Walters
Al Shean   ...   Al
Fay Holden   ...   Mrs. Regan
Felix Bressart   ...   Mischa
Rose Hobart   ...   Mrs. Merton
Bernard Nedell   ...   Nick Capalini
Ed McNamara   ...   Mr. Regan
Mae Busch   ...   Jenny
Renie Riano   ...   Annie
Josephine Whittell   ...   Perkins
Sergio Orta   ...   Native Dancer

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