A good story about Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth) who dreams of being on broadway which means she would have to leave the small dinner theater where she works with Danny (Gene Kelly) and Genius (Phil Silvers). Rusty is in love with Danny. All three are good friends and every Friday night they go to a local bar where they get oysters so they can look for a pearl (they never eat them). The story line provides numerous opportunities for songs and dancing. The movie has two questions that Rusty must answer: Is fame all that it is cracked up to be? and Is less really more if you are happy? Answering those questions makes the movie. The movie also does a good job of showcasing the talents that all three principals had. Never a dull moment!
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Cover Girl (1944)
Cover Girl is a movie starring Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, and Lee Bowman. Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.
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Rusty Parker, a red-headed leggy dancer at Danny McGuire's Night Club in Brooklyn, wants to be a successful Broadway star. She enters a contest to be a 'Cover Girl' as a stepping-stone in her career. She reminds the publisher, John Coudair, of his lost love, showgirl Maribelle Hicks. He was engaged to Maribelle, although his wealthy society mother made fun of her. Maribelle left John at the altar when she saw the piano at her wedding. It reminded her of the piano-player she truly loved. Rusty is Maribelle's granddaughter and there are musical sequences with Maribelle dancing to songs from the beginning of the 20th century. Rusty lands on the cover of her grandmother's former fiancé's magazine (as a bride). She is pursued by Coudair's pal, the wealthy theatrical producer, Noel Wheaton. He produces a lavish musical to star Rusty, surrounded by real cover girls of the mid 1940's. Rusty runs down a huge spiral into the arms of dozens of men who seem clumsy next to her ethereal dancing. ...
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An Extravaganza of Music and A Good Story too!Reviewed byCraig Smith ([email protected])Vote: 8/10
Rita Hayworth becomes the first female lead to dance with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly when she starred with Kelly in Cover Girl. Kelly does a great job dancing with his image but Rita steals the show as the cover girl that has to decide whether she wants fame or Kelly. And like every Rita Hayworth movie I have to mention that she really was beautiful.
The surprise in this movie is Phil Silver - as a dancer, not as a comedian. His comedy tires quickly but his dancing, while not at the level of Hayworth or Kelly, is still beyond what I remember him for. The three of them together are fun to watch. And Rita is gorgeous as always.
The problem is you never get the feeling Kelly and Hayworth were really hot for each other (though how anyone could not feel hot for Rita is beyond me). The romance always feels forced so you are left with a lot of great Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin songs to enjoy. If you are looking for Shakespeare, you won't find it here. But did I mention how great Rita looked? Enjoy Cover Girl for the dancing and music - the story is about as deep as a Three Stooges short. But then the Moe, Larry and Curly never had Rita Hayworth. Oh, did I point out how beautiful Rita was?
Two of these things are to be expected, the third is a complete surprise (that would be Phil Silvers dancing).
This is a delightful, if longer than it needs to be musical. A sub-plot with flashbacks and probably the worst Jerome Kern number ever written (Poor John), do not contribute enough to make them worthwhile. It's as if they wrote the movie, realized they didn't have enough material to produce a full-length picture, and added these other scenes to "fill it out". They don't work.
It's funny to see a 1940's musical with Gene Kelly (on loan from M-G-M)clearly taking a backseat to his leading lady. His second act number where he dances with himself is one highlight of the film. Other strong points are "Make Way For Tomorrow" and the lovely, "Long Ago And Far Away" (although I thought it odd that the latter number did not have a dance sequence attached to it). "Put Me To The Test", a number where Rita and Gene get to dance together, is a very good number, but the title song does nothing for me, although it is staged wonderfully.
Rita Hayworth is absolutely breath-taking. Her dancing is excellent, and this is clearly a role that suits her. Some of her hair pieces, however are awful. In a few scenes, the color of them do not match the color of her natural hair. Very distracting.
Phil Silvers is wonderful as Genius, Gene and Rita's friend and co-worker. Seeing him dance, especially as well as he did, was a wonderful surprise.
The major problem I had with this movie was that I never believed the relationship between the three leads. I didn't believe that Kelly and Hayworth were in love, or that Kelly and Silvers were real friends. Can't quite put my finger on it, but I didn't buy it.
Excellent supporting work by Eve Arden, Otto Kruger, Edward Brophy and Leslie Brooks.
6 out of 10