Variety Girl (1947)





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This story of two young hopefuls who come to Hollywood is merely a thin device to feature almost every star working for Paramount Studios in 1947. Mary Hatcher plays Catherine Brown, a woman of humble origins who arrives in Hollywood, where she meets another wanna-be movie star, Amber La Vonne (Olga San Juan). They work their way through the Paramount studios, trying to impress every important person. Mostly, the film is a cavalcade of songs by various stars that take place at several studio and Hollywood locations, including the famous Brown Derby restaurant. Many of the film's songs were written by Frank Loesser. Dorothy Lamour and Alan Ladd sing "Tallahassee"; Bing Crosby and Bob Hope play golf and sing a duet, "Harmony"; the Original Dixieland Jazz Band plays "Tiger Rag"; and a host of other top performers of the era appear in brief cameos. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Mary Hatcher
as Catherine Brown
Olga San Juan
as Amber La Vonne
Bing Crosby
as Himself
Bob Hope
as Himself
DeForest Kelley
as Bob Kirby
Gary Cooper
as Himself
Ray Milland
as Himself
Alan Ladd
as Himself
Dorothy Lamour
as Herself
Veronica Lake
as Herself
Sonny Tufts
as Himself
Joan Caulfield
as Herself
Billy De Wolfe
as Himself
William Holden
as Himself
Lizabeth Scott
as Herself
Pinto Colvig
as Special voice impersonation
Burt Lancaster
as Himself
Gail Russell
as Herself
Diana Lynn
as Herself
Robert Preston
as Himself
John Lund
as Himself
William Bendix
as Himself
Cass Daley
as Herself
Arleen Whelan
as Herself
Patric Knowles
as Himself
Mona Freeman
as Herself
Virginia Field
as Herself
Richard Webb
as Himself
Cecil Kellaway
as Himself
Johnny Coy
as Himself
Frank Butler
as Himself
Mildred Mulcay
as Herself
Barney Dean
as Himself
George Reeves
as Himself
Patricia Barry
as Herself
Wanda Hendrix
as Herself
Nanette Parks
as Herself
Rae Patterson
as Herself
Andra Verne
as Herself
Frank Faylen
as Stage Manager
Frank Ferguson
as J.R. O'Connell
Roger Dann
as French Number
Pearl Bailey
as Specialty
Glenn Tryon
as Bill Farris
Jack Norton
as Busboy at Brown Derby
Torben Meyer
as Andre, the Headwaiter at Brown Derby
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Webster
Elaine Riley
as Cashier
Charles Victor
as Assistant to Mr. O'Connell
Gus Taute
as Assistant to Assistant
Spike Jones
as Himself
Harry Hayden
as Stage Manager at Grauman's Chinese Theater
Earl W. Wallace
as Girl with Sheep Dog
Dick Keene
as Dog Trainer
Ann Doran
as Hairdresser
Jerry James
as Assistant Director
Eric Alden
as Makeup man
Frank Mayo
as Director
Lucille Barkley
as Secretary
Carolyn Butler
as Secretary
Russell Hicks
as Man at Steam Bath
Crane Whitley
as Man at Steam Bath
Charles Coleman
as Man at Steam Bath
Hal K. Dawson
as Man at Steam Bath
Eddie Fetherston
as Man at Steam Bath
Len Hendry
as Man at Steam Bath
Lorin Raker
as Man at Steam Bath
Sammy Stein
as Masseur
John Stanley
as Specialty dancer
Joel Friend
as Specialty dancer
Albert Ruiz
as Specialty Dancer
Pat Templeton
as Autograph Seeker
Larry Badagliacca
as Boys at Grauman's Theatre
Walter Abel
as Himself
June Harris
as Herself
Bob Alden
as Autograph Seeker
Pat Moran
as Drunken Tumbling Act
Eddie Fetherstone
as Man at steambath
Willa Pearl Curtis
as Sister Jenkins
Mildred Boyd
as Sister Jenkins' Daughter
Lee Emery
as Usherette
Marilyn Gray
as Usherette
Renee Randall
as Usherette
Audrey Saunders
as Six DeWayne
Ray Saunders
as Six DeWayne
Russell Saunders
as Six DeWayne
Ted DeWayne
as Six DeWayne
William Snyder
as Six DeWayne
Fay Alexander
as Six DeWayne
Raymond Largay
as Director of Variety Club
Alma Macrorie
as Proprietress
Duke Johnson
as Juggler
Catherine Craig
as Secretary
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Audience Reviews for Variety Girl

Paramount utilized the all-star revue more than any other major studio, and VARIETY GIRL is yet another example; an adept mixture of a fictional plot twisted up with cameo appearances by actual studio stars. Uneven but entertaining.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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