Cover Girl

CHARLES VIDOR

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1944Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by , Adaptation by , , Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by , , .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1944.  

Beautiful but eventually tiresome show-within-a-show musical about a hot stuff chorus girl () who is given the chance of a lifetime when a sugardaddy wants to put her on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Trouble is, she’s in love with the selfish choreographer (Gene Kelly) of the nightclub act she’s currently performing in. Too many overly long musical numbers are jam-packed into the Technicolour splendor, but the beautiful score does feature the gorgeous theme ‘Long Ago And Far Away’, it alone being worth the watch (not to mention another chance to see Hayworth at her most glorious).

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