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Cover Girl (1944)

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Thanks to its Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin/Yip Harburg score and the luminescence of stars Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, Cover Girl has taken on a legendary status in recent years. In truth, the film has a banal and predictable premise: a chorus girl (Hayworth) is given a chance for stardom by a wealthy magazine editor (Otto Kruger), who years earlier had been in love with the girl's mother. Offered an opportunity to be a highly-paid cover girl, our heroine would faithfully remain with her tacky

Aug 19, 2003

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Dance sequences spotlighting the terping abilities of Hayworth and Kelly are expertly staged.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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The whole thing, especially the comic stuff from Silvers and Arden, is executed with considerable brio. And Rudolph Maté's Technicolor photography is faultless.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It has Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth to sing and dance. And virtually every nook and corner is draped with beautiful girls.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A lush 1944 musical vehicle built for Rita Hayworth at the height of her popularity.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A creaking plot is made bearable by gorgeous colour, the even more gorgeous Hayworth, some oddly unsentimental and unsettling flashbacks with her playing her character's turn-of-the-century grandmother.

November 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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Charming musical built on a skimpy plot but boasting a score by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin that includes some of their best work.

November 28, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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This Oscar-nominated, lavishly produced musical catapulted Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth to major stardom.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Its familiar tale of an ambitious chorus girl's sudden rise to fame is pleasant enough but not fresh enough to hold my attention.

February 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Great songs, great dancing - an almost-great musical.

March 10, 2006
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Cover Girl is a mixed but colorful bag.

January 31, 2005 Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com
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Overlooked musical with some great numbers. C'mon, pearl!

June 19, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The story is pretty vacuous and the ending obvious, but it is still pleasant enough viewing with a clutch of toe-tapping tunes courtesy of Gershwin and Kern.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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I love this movie! Especially Gene Kelly's graceful leap into fantasy with the mirrors number. Rita Hayworth proves a surprisingly apt match for the magnificent Kelly (my husband).
April 30, 2011
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I really love Rita Hayworth. He is great! So is gene kelly (as always.)
May 7, 2010
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I think there's still a place for some of this in today's cinema. The musical numbers were too long, but that dancing on the street was a lot of fun. Think of what they could do with that Gene Kelly dancing with himself scene today.

Now I know what all the fuss was about in Shawshank. Rita Hayworth is a fox.
March 16, 2007
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