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  • U
  • Comedy, Musical
  • 1944
  • 105 mins

Cover Girl

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About

Hayworth and Kelly take centre stage in this likeable musical comedy that sees the Titian star as a nightclub dancer whose ambition of becoming a magazine cover girl comes true when an editor discovers her to be the granddaughter of his former love (also played by Hayworth). However, her new-found profile threatens to damage her relationship with dancing mentor Danny (Kelly).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Jinx Falkenburg, Phil Silvers, Leslie Brooks
  • Director: Charles Vidor
  • Writer: Paul Gangelin, Marion Parsonnet, Virginia Van Upp
  • Producer: Arthur Schwartz
  • Photographer: Allen Davey, Rudolph Maté

In a nutshell

The story is pretty vacuous and the ending obvious, but it is still pleasant enough viewing with a clutch of toe-tapping tunes courtesy of Gershwin and Kern.

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