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Cover Girl (1944)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40224326
UPC: 043396100879
UPC 14: 00043396100879
Category Keywords: 1940s  Adventure  Rags To Riches  Romance  Tear Jerker
Rating: NR
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Lovely Rita Hayworth at her entrancing best!
Rusty Parker, a red-headed leggy dancer at Danny McGuire's Night Club in Brooklyn, wants to be a successful Broadway star. She enters a contest to be a 'Cover Girl' as a stepping-stone in her career. She reminds the publisher, John Coudair, of his lost love, showgirl Maribelle Hicks. He was engaged to Maribelle, although his wealthy society mother made fun of her. Maribelle left John at the altar when she saw the piano at her wedding. It reminded her of the piano-player she truly loved. Rusty is Maribelle's granddaughter and there are lovely musical sequences where the radiant Rita Hayworth dresses and dances to songs from the beginning of the 20th century in relating their shared past history. Rusty lands on the cover of her grandmother's former fiance's magazine (as a bride). She is pursued by Coudair's pal, the wealthy theatrical producer, Noel Wheaton (Lee Bowman). He produces a lavish musical to star Rusty, surrounded by real cover girls of the mid 1940's. Rita's glowing, never more gorgeous as she runs down a huge spiral into the arms of dozens of men who seem clumsy next to her ethereal dancing. But her success threatens Danny McGuire, played by an energetic Gene Kelly. He expressed his distress that his girlfriend will find success without him in Kelly's famous dance with himself, 'Alter Ego'. He and his sidekick, the underrated Phil Silvers (who has great lines with the incomparable Eve Arden), leave New York and entertain soldiers fighting in World War II. Rusty agrees to marry Noel, dazzled by success, security, and his power and money. But she drinks and loses weight because her heart belongs to Danny. She receives a symbolic pearl with great power and tells Coudair and Wheaton that she must spend her life with the man she loves.
Editor's Note
Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth) longs to leave behind her job as a Brooklyn dancer and be a Broadway star. Things begin to look up for her when she enters a "Cover Girl"|contest--she reminds the wealthy publisher of a lost love, and lands on the cover. As fate would have it, she is the granddaughter of the woman who broke the publisher's heart. Thus, Rusty begins a winning streak which sees her gathering the attentions of several wealthy men...but is it really the faithful Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) whom she loves? This very funny Kern and Gershwin music features many lavish production numbers featuring the stunning Hayworth, great dancing by Kelly, and strong supporting roles from Phil Silvers and Eve Arden. Academy Award Nominations: 5. Academy Awards: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Mono Audio, English, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/7/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 107 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1944
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 10087
Video UPC UPC: 00043396100879
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Technicolor

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Eve Arden
Video Cast Info Gene Kelly
Video Cast Info Lee Bowman
Video Cast Info Phil Silvers
Video Cast Info Rita Hayworth
Video Cast Info Allen Davey - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Charles Vidor - Director
Video Cast Info Viola Lawrence - Editor
Video Cast Info Saul Chaplin - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Arthur Schwartz - Producer
Video Cast Info Erwin Gelsey - Writer

Awards


Oscar (1945)
Video Award Name Carmen Dragon, Morris Stoloff, Winner, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...The prototypical Rita Hayworth musical...[with] knockout décor and cinematography..." 02/23/1990 p.3D

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hayworth,Rita
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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