Variety Girl

Variety Girl

Director: George Marshall Cast: Eric Alden, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley

DVD (B&W / Colorized)

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Overview

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

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2014
UPC: 0025192235894
Original Release: 1947
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Colorized]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 42,185

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Alden Makeup man
Olga San Juan Amber LaVonne
DeForest Kelley Bob Kirby
Mary Hatcher Catherine Brown
Frank Faylen Stage Manager
Frank Ferguson J.R. O'Connell
Gary Cooper Guest
MacDonald Carey Himself
Bing Crosby Guest Star
Cass Daley Herself
Howard Da Silva Himself
Edgar Dearing Cop
William Demarest Barker
Billy DeWolfe Himself
Ann Doran Hairdresser
Pinto Colvig Special voice impersonation
Stanley Clements Himself
William Bendix Himself
Barry Fitzgerald Guest
Mona Freeman Herself
Paulette Goddard Herself
Johnny Coy Himself
Joan Caulfield Guest
Sterling Hayden Himself
Jerry James Assistant Director
Roberta Jonay Girl
Dick Keene Dog Trainer
Cecil Kellaway Himself
Patric Knowles Himself
Alan Ladd Himself
Veronica Lake Guest
Dorothy Lamour Herself
Burt Lancaster Guest
John Lund Himself
Diana Lynn Herself
Frank Mayo Director
Torben Meyer Andre, the Headwaiter at Brown Derby
Ray Milland Himself
Jack Norton Busboy at Brown Derby
Nanette Parks Herself
Elaine Riley Cashier
Gail Russell Guest
Lizabeth Scott Herself
Barbara Stanwyck Guest
Glenn Tryon Bill Farris
Sonny Tufts Himself
Charles Victor Assistant to Mr. O'Connell
Nella Walker Mrs. Webster
Richard Webb Himself
Arleen Whelan Herself
Patricia Barry Actor
Pat Moran Drunken Tumbling Act
Jimmy Mulcay Actor
Albert Ruiz Specialty Dancer
William Snyder Actor
George Marshall Actor
Sally Rawlinson Actor
Barney Dean Actor
Renee Randall Usherette
Mitchell Leisen Himself
Pearl Bailey Specialty
Spike Jones Himself
Mikhail Rasumny Himself
Virginia Welles Herself
George Reeves Himself
Wanda Hendrix Herself
Roger Dann Himself
Lucille Barkley Secretary
Carolyn Butler Secretary
Russell Hicks Man at steambath
Crane Whitley Man at steambath
Charles Coleman Man at steambath
Hal K. Dawson Man at steambath
Len Hendry Man at steambath
Lorin Raker Man at Steambath
Sammy Stein Masseur
John Stanley Specialty dancer
Joel Friend Specialty dancer
Bob Alden Autograph Seeker
Willa Pearl Curtis Sister Jenkins
Mildred Boyd Sister Jenkins' Daughter
Audrey Saunders One of the Six DeWaynes
Ray Saunders One of the Six DeWaynes
Raymond Largay Director of Variety Club
Alma Macrorie Proprietress
Duke Johnson Juggler
Catherine Craig Secretary
Walter Abel Himself
June Harris Herself
Cecil B. DeMille Himself
Eddie Fetherstone Man at steambath
Spike Jones Orchestra Actor
Mildred Mulcay Actor

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
Monte Brice Screenwriter
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
William Cottrell Makeup
Billy Daniels Choreography
Daniel Dare Producer
Ross Dowd Set Decoration/Design
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Edmund L. Hartmann Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Joseph Lilley Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
Frank Loesser Score Composer
Dorothy O'Hara Costumes/Costume Designer
George Pal Makeup
Bernard Pearce Choreography
Edward Plumb Score Composer
LeRoy Stone Editor
Frank Tashlin Screenwriter
George Templeton Asst. Director
Stuart Thompson Cinematographer
Robert L. Welch Screenwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup

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