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You have Busby Berkeley designing the Ziegfield sets. You have the incomparable Adrian designing all the gowns and costuming. You have Pandro Berman directing. Good gracious, me! On top of it all, there's a great storyline brought to the screen by terrific actors of the day! If nothing else, just looking at the gorgeous Hedy Lamarr gives you an idea of what true Hollywood glamor was back in the day. Then, there is the music! Judy Garland singing "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" will bring you to tears. She was just 19 when she made this film. I saw her in concert nearly three decades later and she sang this same song. It wasn't nearly as powerful as it is when she sings it here. I've no idea if it was intentional or not but, coming on the heels of her starring in "The Wizard of Oz," her singing about rainbows again is worth noting.
The Origin of the Ziegfeld Showgirls.
- Frank Harris Horn
James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner and Tony Martin head an all-star cast in director, Robert Z. Leonard's lavish, sumptuous musical extravaganza, which tells about how the Ziegfeld Showgirls first began, with Garland, Lamarr and Turner as three young hopefuls all vying for a chance become part of the Ziegfeld Follies. A large-scale musical drama opens brightly, but soon, bogs down into melodrama and preposterous subplots. Featuring a chorus of songs including Busby Berkeley's "You Stepped Out of a Dream", "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" and "Minnie from Trinidad". The MGM glitter has never been brighter, and it would be even more bright. If the movie had been filmed in color instead of that drab, gritty black-and-white. Also starring Jackie Cooper, Ian Hunter, Charles Winninger, Edward Everett Horton, Phillip Dorn, Paul Kelly, Eve Arden, Dan Dailey, Al Shean, Fay Holden, Felix Bressart, Rose Hobart, Bernard Nedell, Ed McNamara, Mae Busch, Renie Riano & Josephine Whittell.
This movie was totally amazing and blew me away! My favorites in this had to be Judy Garland and Lana Turner. Both their performances were outstanding, and i all-round loved it!
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
- Jay Higgins
Well produced and certainly a better than average musical, curiously not in color though. The cast is terrific, including the supporting players. Some very good musical numbers. I could never tire of hearing Judy Garland sing, she has such an amazing voice.
ITS AMAZING TO WATCH
THIS MOVIE IS MORE THAN EXTRA- ORDINARY ITS JUST PERFECT. THE WHOLE CAST AND CREW MADE THIS MOVIE COME OUT JUST RIGHT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE TO EVERY FAN OF CLASSIC MOVIES.