Variety Girl

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  • Genre(s): Musical Comedy
  • Release year: 1947
  • Running time: 93 min
Featuring three dozen stars, Variety Girl is a mammoth musical romance on how a movie star is born set amid the “reality” of a Hollywood studio! Playing himself, the incomparable Bob Hope reigns as top comic over one of the most star-studded casts ever... read more

Featuring three dozen stars, Variety Girl is a mammoth musical romance on how a movie star is born set amid the “reality” of a Hollywood studio! Playing himself, the incomparable Bob Hope reigns as top comic over one of the most star-studded casts ever assembled including Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour and many, many more. Starlet wannabe Amber LaVonne (Olga San Juan) is mistaken for her friend, the beautiful and talented Catherine Brown (Mary Hatcher). While the zany Amber flubs her way from audition to screen test to stage debut, Catherine cannot seem to keep her head above water in dealing with studio head R.J. O’Connell (Frank Ferguson). Along the way, the madness stops only long enough for musical numbers by Pearl Bailey, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, The Mulcays, and a rare puppetoon version of “Romeow and Juliacat.” Topped off by an A-list all-star variety revue, Variety Girl proves itself to be among the most entertaining and hilarious comedies ever filmed.

Original Release

08/29/1947

US Release

08/29/1947

Cast

Mary Hatcher Juliet / Catherine Brown
Olga San Juan Amber La Vonne
DeForest Kelley Bob Kirby
Frank Ferguson R.J. O'Connell
Glenn Tryon Bill Farris
Nella Walker Mrs. Webster
Torben Meyer Andre - Brown Derby Headwaiter / Andre
Jack Norton Busboy at Brown Derby
Elaine Riley Cashier / Cashier (Brown Derby)
Charles Victor Mr. O'Connell's Assistant
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Marshall

Writers

Monte Brice, William Cottrell, Edmund L. Hartmann, T. Hee, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch

Cast

Mary Hatcher Juliet / Catherine Brown
Olga San Juan Amber La Vonne
DeForest Kelley Bob Kirby
Frank Ferguson R.J. O'Connell
Glenn Tryon Bill Farris
Nella Walker Mrs. Webster
Torben Meyer Andre - Brown Derby Headwaiter / Andre
Jack Norton Busboy at Brown Derby
Elaine Riley Cashier / Cashier (Brown Derby)
Charles Victor Mr. O'Connell's Assistant
Gus Taute O'Connell's Assistant's Assistant / Assistant's Assistant
Harry Hayden Manager - Grauman's Chinese Theatre / Manager at Grauman's Chinese
Bing Crosby Bing Crosby / Hiimself
Bob Hope Himself / Bob Hope
Gary Cooper Himself / Gary Cooper
Alan Ladd Himself / Alan Ladd
Barbara Stanwyck Herself / Barbara Stanwyck
Paulette Goddard Herself / Paulette Goddard
Dorothy Lamour Herself / Dorothy Lamour
Sonny Tufts Himself / Sonny Tufts

Producers

Editors

LeRoy Stone

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