Stork Club (1945)

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The Stork Club, the famed New York nightspot, is the setting for this musical. Betty Hutton plays a young hat check girl who rescues an elderly tramp from drowning. The old bum turns out to be a millionaire, and expresses his gratitude by setting up Hutton in luxury.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Thomas John McGowan, Jack McGowan, Buddy G. DeSylva
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 18, 2002
Runtime:
Acme DVD Works

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Cast


as Judy Peabody

as Jerry B. Bates

as Danny Wilton

as Tom Curtis

as Sherman Billingsley

as Mrs. Edith Bates

as Hazel Billingsley

as Jacqueline Billingsl...

as Barbara Billingsley

as Vera

as Hotel manager

as Bates' butler

as Rocco

as Molly, the Check Gir...

as Joe, the Fisherman

as Fred, the Fisherman

as Jenny - check girl

as Ringsider

as Patron
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Audience Reviews for Stork Club

Harmless comedy with Betty her usual bundle of energy. She looks great and is for her at times even rather subdued, she also sings some high octane numbers and a lovely old ballad beautifully. Just one word of caution, the film itself is in pretty rough shape often washed out and grainy.

jjnxn
jay nixon

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You don't actually get to see either The Stork Club or Sherman Billingsley. The club you see is a Paramount Studios set piece recreated from hundreds of Stork Club stills. And Billingsley is recreated by actor Bill Goodwin.

Given that's the reason I queued it up, the whole thing was pretty disappointing. Early on, Betty Hutton solidly nails down every loose corner of a rousing Hoagy Carmichael snapper tune titled "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" that made the time invested mildly worthwhile. It's one of the best songs she ever delivered. After that, however, the plot, film and acting all goes stale very quickly.

RECOMMENDATION: For Betty Hutton completists only. You can catch Hutton doing the entire Carmichael number on YouTube ... or see a snippet of it right on this page.

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