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The Petty Girl (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | September 1950 (USA)
An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Nat Perrin (screenplay), Mary McCarthy (based on a story by) (as Mary Mc Carthy)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Cummings ... George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp
Joan Caulfield ... Prof. Victoria Braymore
Elsa Lanchester ... Dr. Crutcher
Melville Cooper ... Beardsley
Audrey Long ... Mrs. Connie Manton Dezlow
Mary Wickes ... Prof. Whitman
Frank Orth ... Moody
John Ridgely ... Patrolman
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Storyline

An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das skandalöse Mädchen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tippi Hedren's first film. She was nineteen when she filmed it. She shows up in the final musical number for a couple of seconds as "Miss Ice Box". Her name doesn't appear in the credits. See more »

Goofs

Movita's hair changes colour (blond to dark) between the start of the "Calypso Song" and the finish. See more »

Soundtracks

The Petty Girl
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Joan Caulfield (uncredited) (dubbed by Carol Richards (uncredited)), the Petty Girls and a male quartet in the large production number at the end
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A colorful film that brightened up a drab post blitz London
3 November 2004 | by norman_de_villeSee all my reviews

I saw this film in 1950 when I was 15 years old. It was so long ago that I cannot comment on its artistic merits or defects. What I can say is that,whether it was because I was 15 or more likely that it brought an air of light and colour to a London which was drab and grey and still littered with bomb sites, it left an unforgettable impression on me that has lasted for over 50 years. What I do remember is that Robert Cummings played his part with a very pleasant lightness of touch and that Joan Caulfield exemplified perfectly the type of pretty girl that George Petty would have enjoyed painting. Perhaps it was guileless by modern standards but it also represented an era of relative innocence. I only wish that I could obtain a copy to see if my impression was justified.


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