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The Girl Rush (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | September 1955 (USA)
In this comedy sequel to Wonderful Town, Kim, a museum worker from Providence, Rhode Island, inherits half ownership of a Las Vegas hotel when her father dies.

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Robert Pirosh

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Robert Pirosh (screenplay), Jerry Davis (screenplay) (as Jerome Davis) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Russell ... Kim Halliday
Fernando Lamas ... Victor Monte
Eddie Albert ... Elliot Atterbury
Gloria DeHaven ... Taffy Tremaine
Marion Lorne ... Aunt Clara
James Gleason ... Ether Ferguson
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Pete Tremaine
Matt Mattox Matt Mattox ... Specialty Dancer
Don Crichton Don Crichton ... Specialty Dancer
Douglas Fowley ... Charlie - Stickman
Jesse White ... Ludwig - Pit Boss
Larry Gates ... Hap Halliday
Karolee Kelly Karolee Kelly ... Cocktail Waitress
Frances Lansing ... Stewardess
Marjorie Bennett ... Woman at Dice Table
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Storyline

"The Girl Rush" doesn't have anything to do with "Wonderful Town" other than the fact that Rosalind Russell starred in both. She did "Wonderful Town" on Broadway, which was a musical version of "My Sister Eileen". "The Girl Rush" was a totally different vehicle, but was her first movie musical. Written by Alan Eichler

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Flamingo See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rosalind Russell does her own singing. See more »

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Cab ride from airport makes no geographical sense. Characters see things that are miles apart. See more »

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Referenced in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001) See more »

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An Occasional Man
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Sung by Gloria DeHaven
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Terrific Rosalind Russell
9 August 2015 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Fresh from her Tony-winning turn in "Wonderful Town," the musical version of her "My Sister Eileen" film, Rosalind Russell returned to films in this bright pastiche of song and dance set in Las Vegas.

Russell plays a gambler's daughter who's pining away in a dull job in Providence when she learns she has inherited a half interest in a Las Vegas hotel. Off she goes with her dotty aunt (Marion Lorne), assuming she now owns the Flamingo Hotel, but it's owned by Fernando Lamas.

While romancing Lamas she cajoles Eddie Albert into putting money into the rundown wreck of a hotel she really owns with James Gleason. She also befriends the Flamingo's dumb blonde star (Gloria De Haven). Among the male dancers are Don Crichton ("The Carol Burnett Show") and George Chakiris (billed as George Chakaris).

Russell performs three numbers: "If You'll Only Take a Chance," "Birmin'ham." and "Homesick Hillbilly" with great energy.

Among the supporting players are Marjorie Bennett (at the craps table), Jesse White, Larry Gates (as the father), Douglas Fowley, George Chandler, Robert Fortier, Shelley Fabares, and Bess Flowers.

Everyone is good in this one; Rosalind Russell is great.


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