Pin Up Girl

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

That famous pinup poster of Grable in a white bathing suit looking over her right shoulder with a come-hither glance had already sold 2 million copies so it seemed like a natural for Fox bosses to make this movie. Too bad it didn't work. PIN UP GIRL is the essential "mindless musical" with just enough plot to hang the many tunes on. Grable is a bespectacled...read more

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That famous pinup poster of Grable in a white bathing suit looking over her right shoulder with a come-hither glance had already sold 2 million copies so it seemed like a natural for Fox bosses to make this movie. Too bad it didn't work. PIN UP GIRL is the essential "mindless musical" with

just enough plot to hang the many tunes on. Grable is a bespectacled stenographer from Missouri who crashes a party tossed for Navy hero Harvey. Next thing you know, they're in Washington at the USO canteen and she is pretending to be a famous New York musical star. That causes the people who run

the canteen to get her on stage to perform for the boys, which she does and she is, of course, a big hit, which transforms her into the star she's been saying she was all along. Most of the action takes place in nightclubs or theaters or in any other venue they can use to justify a production

number. As in so many of this type of movie, the little stage soon expands to incredible width and eventually resembles the interior of the Louisiana Superdome. All the ho-hum songs were by Mack Gordon and James Monaco. They include: "Once Too Often" (danced by Betty Grable and Hermes Pan),

"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (sung by Martha Raye), "I'll Be Marching to a Love Song" (sung by Grable, company), "You're My Little Pin Up Girl," "Story of the Very Merry Widow," "Time Alone Will Tell," "Don't Carry Tales out of School," "Red Robins, Bob Whites and Blue Birds," and some skating music for

the Skating Vanities troupe. A story of how a young woman gets to be a pinup girl would have made more sense. This was a totally escapist film and did okay at the box office during those depressing days just before the Allies invaded Europe in June, 1944. Brown and Raye are around for some low

comedy. This duo had the biggest mouths in movies (size, not gossip) and when standing next to each other in a close-up, resembled nothing more than railroad tunnels, side by side.

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