Cover Girl

Synopsis: 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. But
Director(s): Charles Vidor
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

little on the brash side, however.

Our girl has to be quiet and demure.

After all, the cover is a bride.

Who's the girl with you,

the one with the red hair?

Oh, she works in the same joint...

I mean, the same nightclub

in Brooklyn I do.

Danny McGuire's. Why?

She's pretty.

Now smile directly at me.

And she looks relaxed.

If only you gals could realise how

important it is to be quiet and relaxed.

Nice teeth.

Keep your nightlife down and

your hopes up. You may hear from us.

Thank you.


B.J. Graham.

Are my seams straight?

They're all right, darling.

Don't make the mistakes I made.

Keep talking and move around a lot.

Be animated.

That's what they're after. Even if you

overdo it, be animated.

Don't relax for a minute.

Don't let her know you're new.

Say anything, but impress it on her

you've modelled before.

- But I haven't.

- Rusty Parker.

Don't forget. Be animated.

Hello! How do you do?

My name is Rusty Parker.

And you're Miss Jackson.

I've heard so much about you.

I suppose you've noticed

I'm so full of animation...'s impossible for me to sit still.

My grandmother said it's because

my glands worked right.

I suppose you'd like to know

about my experience.

I've done so much,

all kinds of things.

I've been on more bottles...

Cold cures are my specialty.

You know, sneezes and animated stuff,

things like that.

I have some photographs here...

I'd rather you wouldn't take them out.

I don't feel up to capturing them

if they get loose.

I think there's something you can take.

I'd find out about it.

Take? For what?

Those glands. They're going to turn

on you one of these days.

But why can't I be

the Golden Wedding Girl, Mr. Coudair?

Your face is familiar to everyone

who picks up a magazine.

- I want a new face.

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Virginia Van Upp

Virginia Van Upp (January 13, 1902 – March 25, 1970) was an American film producer and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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