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Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

Approved | | Musical | 1 October 1943 (USA)
Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

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Irving Cummings

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), William R. Lipman (based on stories by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady
Robert Young ... Samuel A. Magee
Adolphe Menjou ... Tom Moran
Reginald Gardiner ... Charles - Duke of Trippingham
Virginia Grey ... Edna Van Dyke
Phil Regan ... Clark - Composer / Vocalist
Sig Ruman ... Joe Flugelman
Alan Dinehart ... Arthur Skinner
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Clark
Frank Orth ... Taxi Driver
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. Fox
George Cockerill George Cockerill ... Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Trowbridge ... Husband (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En fästman för mycket See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,185,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A slightly reworked version of Love Is News (1937), a screwball comedy made during the 1930s starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young. See more »

Connections

Remake of Love Is News (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven Will Protect The Working Girl
Music by A. Baldwin Sloane
Words by Edgar Smith
Sung by Betty Grable and Robert Young
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...Betty Grable at her loveliest...
28 September 1998 | by Richard-23See all my reviews

...."Sweet Rosie O'Grady" and "Mother Wore Tights" were Betty Grable's favorites of her films. It is easy to see why they are. "Sweet Rosie" is just possibly Betty at her peak. To give credit where credit is due, Betty's peak lasted a remarkably long time. In this Betty is an established star in England returning to the United States. Robert Young is a newspaper reporter who dredges up her less than glamorous beginnings as a singer in a beer garden. They then proceed to scrap and humiliate each other right through the whole film. Reginald Gardnier is the guy who loses Betty. He must have liked Betty a whole lot. He lost her in a total of six films. Certainly no one could call him a quitter. He does get Betty's maid as a sort of consolation prize. Betty and Robert Young do finally resolve their differences and admit they like each other a lot. The whole thing is brisk and colorful--and like all Betty Grable films: a lot of fun.


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