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Pin Up Girl

A peppy Washington stenographer (Grable) becomes entangled by chance with a Navy hero of Guadalcanal (Harvey), and to maintain the romance takes a night job as a singer in a swanky new club (run by Brown). Her fantasising past catches up with her, however, in the shape of one of her 500 'fianc├ęs', a soldier to whom she gave a pin-up photo of herself when she was a service waitress back home in Missouri. Harvey's a vapid hero, and the script is nothing special (it's one of those stories where the hero fails to recognise his true love when she puts on a pair of spectacles and looks at him cross-eyed), but Grable and singing rival Rae, both engaging troupers despite the mugging, do their best to liven up the proceedings, and there's a rousing uniformed finale in which Sgt Grable puts the female chorus through their parade ground paces.

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Duration: 83 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bruce Humberstone
Screenwriter: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Earl Baldwin
Cast: Betty Grable
John Harvey
Martha Rae
Joe E Brown
Eugene Pallette
Mantan Moreland
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