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The I Don't Care Girl (1953)

Approved | | Biography, Musical | 20 January 1953 (USA)
This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writer:

Walter Bullock
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mitzi Gaynor ... Eva Tanguay
David Wayne ... Ed McCoy
Oscar Levant ... Charles Bennett
Bob Graham ... Larry Woods
Craig Hill ... Keene
Warren Stevens ... Lawrence
Hazel Brooks ... Stella Forrest
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Storyline

This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen treatment for the life of Eva Tanguay, and Jessel is unhappy with what the writers present him.He tells them to look up Eddie McCoy, Eva's one-time partner, for the real inside story on the lusty and vital Eva. Eddie's version is that he discovered her working as a waitress in an Indianapolis restaurant in 1912, wherein singer Larry Woods and his partner Charles Bennett get into a fight over her and both land in the hospital, and McCoy convinces the manager to put Eva on as a single to fill their spot. She flopped, but McCoy arranges for Bennett to be her accompanist, and she went out of his life. The writers look up Bennett, now head of a music publishing company, who says McCoy's story is phony, and it was Flo Zigfeld who discovered Eva for his Follies. Then Jessel's staff comes up with a letter from... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Biography | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Louca Aventura See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film opens with a production number in which Mitzi Gaynor as Eva Tanguay can't sing. The film never returns to this scene or explains the problem. See more »

Crazy Credits

(Opening) credits begin after a production number is interrupted because Eva Tanguay is performing badly ("Something's wrong"); we never find out what. Similarly, the end of the film injects a present-time character into the final flashback ("I wanted to see how it ended.") The End. See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Care
(Reprise) (uncredited)
Music by Harry O. Sutton
Lyrics by Jean Lenox
Sung and Danced by Mitzi Gaynor
Staged by Jack Cole (credited)
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Mitzi Gaynor gave a great performance in this film.
4 March 2004 | by mauricelowe86See all my reviews

I understand that The I Don't Care Girl was severely cut by Daryl F Zannuck which was his usual practice, despite this Mitzi showed what a Great talent she was, unlike other great female dancers of the time Mitzi was set apart because she had personality, I also think Mitzi was at the wrong studio and totally wasted in Hollywood, although she was'nt wasted in Las Vegas where she was the top box office star for years, and later her great tv shows.


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