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Rich, Young and Pretty (1952)

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Rich, Young and Pretty succinctly describes Jane Powell, the heroine of this frothy MGM musical. Vacationing in Paris with her father, Jim Stauton Rogers (Wendell Corey) -- a cattle baron-turned-politician, Elizabeth Rogers (Powell) falls in love with handsome Andre Milan (Vic Damone, in his film debut). She also learns to her surprise that her Gallic mother, Marie (Danielle Darrieux), is not dead as she's been led to believe, but very much alive and very much involved with suave South American Paul Sarnac (Fernando Lamas). The plot is merely there to provide breathing space for the film's ten -- count 'em, ten -- musical numbers. If Rich, Young and Pretty resembles a Deanna Durbin picture at times, it may because it was produced by Durbin's discoverer, Joseph Pasternak. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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MGM

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Cast

Danielle Darrieux
as Marie Devarone
Jane Powell
as Elizabeth Rogers
Wendell Corey
as Jim Stauton Rogers
Vic Damone
as Andre Milan
Fernando Lamas
as Paul Sarnac
Marcel Dalio
as Claude Duval
Una Merkel
as Glynnie
Richard Anderson
as Bob Lennart
Jean Murat
as Mons. Henri Milan
Duci De Kerekjarto
as Gypsy Leader
Duci de Kerekjailo
as Gypsy Leader
Hans Conried
as Jean the Maitre D'
George and Katrin Tatar
as Hungarian Dancers
Four Freshman Quartet
as Four Musicians
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Audience Reviews for Rich, Young and Pretty

MGM musical starts out brightly but loses steam toward the end; Jane Powell and Vic Damone (in his film debut) introduce the Oscar-nominated song "Wonder Why?" and French star Danielle Darrieux is lovely and performs an amusing duet with Fernando Lamas to "We Never Talk Much."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

Pleasant bit of fluff with Wendell Corey surprisingly singing a few songs. The script makes little sense but is played sincerely by the cast, although a little more Una Merkel would have been welcome. Jane and Danielle Darrieux really do look like they could be mother and daughter.

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