- Acting of Lead Performers
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- Title Sequence
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Simple and charming!
Judy Garland was 24 when she made this film and she was never lovelier or in finer voice. This film has some beautiful music done with great verve. There are quite a few stars in it and all of them are very good. John Hodiak is terrific in the male lead and, unfortunately, we were robbed of his acting abilities when he died at a very young 41. The real Harvey girls worked in the Harvey House restaurants and hotels around the country and, back in the day, they were as plentiful as Waffle House is today. As a matter of fact, the Harvey House conglomerate were the first "chain" restaurants in America. Fred Harvey consulted on this film so that the facts about the girls could be as real as possible. Knowing the history here makes this film all the more enjoyable!
Rollicking good fun
OK, the plot is silly but you're not seeing this movie for the story. You're only watching the incomparable Judy, in fine form for this film. The musical numbers are great, and Harvey Girls features one of the better Petticoat Ballets courtesy of the Goldwyn Girls (a standard feature of MGM musicals of the era). Well worth seeing any time it's on.
I really enjoyed this movie. John and Judy have so much chemistry! John Hodiak is at his best, and is just so very handsome. Judy is lovely and in fine voice. A very enjoyable film....
Uns dos melhores filmes que Judy Garland fez com canes fantsticas e soltando uma voz poderosa e ao mesmo tempo suave. Tudo no filme excelente. TCM exiba este musical, pois ele um dos meus favoritos.
The Harvey Girls
- Ray Marlitz
Girls go West on AT&Santa Fe to become Harvey Girl Waitresses, or get married?
Virginia O'Brien steals the show
Miss Deadpan is at her finest. This is such a charming movie, one of my all time favourites.
Judy Is So Funny!
- Donna Reinhart
Judy is very funny in this movie and sings good too! One of her best!
Loved this picture and the music