Pin-Up Girl (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pin-Up Girl (1944)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Pin-Up Girl Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

Despite the film's title, Pin-Up Girl offers surprisingly few glimpses of the famed Betty Grable "gams." This lively Technicolor musical casts Gable as Lorrie Jones, secretary at a USO canteen frequented by handsome servicemen. Falling in love with war hero Tommy Dooley (John Harvey), Lorrie contrives to be near him wherever he goes by posing as a world-famous Broadway star. As a result, she is hired as a USO entertainer -- and becomes a star for real. Despite considerable competition from such veteran funsters as Joe E. Brown and Martha Raye, the film's comic honors are stolen by Dorothea Kent, cast as Lorrie's bespectacled, man-hungry best pal. Choreographed by Hermes Pan, the dance numbers in Pin-Up Girl are among Betty Grable's best, especially "I'll be Marching to a Love Song" -- portions of which later showed up in the patriotic two-reeler The All-Star Bond Rally.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Earl W. Baldwin, Helen Logan, Robert Ellis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 21, 2006
Twentieth Century Fox


Betty Grable
as Lorry Jones aka Laur...
John Harvey
as Tommy Dooley
Joe E. Brown
as Eddie Hall
Martha Raye
as Molly McKay
Eugene Pallette
as Barney Briggs
Skating Vanities
as Themselves
Dave Willock
as Dud Miller
Robert E. Homans
as Stage Doorman
Marcel Dalio
as Headwaiter
Leon Belasco
as Captain of Waiters
Irving Bacon
as Window Cleaner
Walter Tetley
as Messenger Boy
Ruth Warren
as Scrubwoman
Gloria Nord
as Roller Skating Headl...
Hermes Pan
as Apache Dancer
Angela Blue
as Specialty Dancer
Lillian Porter
as Cigarette Girl
The Condos Brothers
as Specialty Dancer
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Pin-Up Girl

Critic Reviews for Pin-Up Girl

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Could it be that this is the musical which really scraped the bottom of the barrel?

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

The script is nothing special, but Grable and singing rival Rae, both engaging troupers despite the mugging, do their best to liven up the proceedings.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

It's all very pleasing and pleasant.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Frankly, this one isn't terribly good.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Radio Times

Too bad it didn't work.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Pin-Up Girl


Really a mess of a movie, nonsensical and trite, however Betty, Martha and Joe E. Brown and SOME of the musical numbers make it worth at least one viewing.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Colorful and lively musical which surprisingly shows very little of Betty Grable?s famous legs. A nice variety of musical numbers pep up the film, Martha Raye heads a fine supporting cast and provides amusing relief. Good score, well produced. Nothing deep but very entertaining.

James Higgins

Pin-Up Girl Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Pin-Up Girl on our Movie forum!