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Forever Female (1954)





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Sir James Barrie's whimsical play Rosalind was updated and urbanized as the 1953 film Forever Female. Ginger Rogers plays a veteran Broadway star who has optioned a play written by William Holden. Though on the less sunny side of 40, Rogers expects to play the leading role, that of a 19 year old girl. Producer Paul Douglas--who also happens to be Rogers' husband--insists that Holden alter the age of the main character. Meanwhile, iron-willed ingenue Patricia Crowley, who is far more suited to the part than Rogers, begins her own campaign to win the role. Far more enjoyable than the plot mechanics of Forever Female are the sly showbiz inside jokes, courtesy of screenwriters Julius and Philip Epstein. It's also fun to tick off the familiar faces in the supporting cast, including George Reeves as a stuffy suitor, future Mrs. Bing Crosby Katherine Grant as an auditioning actress, and Gunsmoke and Dragnet villain Vic Perrin as an effeminate set designer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2014
Paramount Pictures


Ginger Rogers
as Beatrice Page
William Holden
as Stanley Krown
Paul Douglas
as E. Harry Phillips
Pat Crowley
as Sally Carver
James Gleason
as Eddie Woods
Jesse White
as Willie Wolfe
George Reeves
as George Courtland
King Donovan
as Playwright
Vic Perrin
as Scenic Designer
Russell Gaige
as Theatrical Producer
Richard Shannon
as Stage Manager
Sally Mansfield
as Young Hopeful
Kathryn Grant
as Young Hopeful
Rand Harper
as Young Hopeful
Victor Romito
as Maitre D'
Walter Reed
as Leading Man
Joel Marston
as Photographer
Grayce Hampton
as Olga O'Brien
David Leonard
as Bill Forrest
Dulce Daye
as Drucille King
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