(out of 5)
Betty Grable‘s dullest musical is probably the one that brought her the most fame: the pin-up often seen in servicemen’s possession during World War II, of Grable’s famous legs supporting her ample frame in a sexy bathing suit (taken from behind because she was actually pregnant when it was taken) was from this film. She plays a California doughnut dolly who travels with a friend to New York to get a job in a big show. Along the way she impersonates an heiress, attracts the attention of a hunky sailor, and finally gets to be a big star. The final number, a sing-free march featuring Grable leading thousands of women through an endless parade, is as dry as they can be.
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Cinematography by Ernest Palmer
Produced by William LeBaron
Music by Arthur Lange, Cyril J. Mockridge
Costume Design by Rene Hubert
Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson