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Here Come the Girls(1953)

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The working titles of this film were Girls Are Here to Stay and Champagne for Everybody. Onscreen credits for the four above-title actors include photographs of the performers in costume. Opening credits conclude with the following written statement: "In the year 1900, there lived a chorus boy named Stanley Snodgrass, who worked his way up from the gutter-only to discover that he had a round trip ticket." According to a January 1952 Variety news item, Martin Rackin was hired to co-write the script with story author Edmund Hartmann. Only Hal Kanter receives onscreen credit with Hartmann, however; Rackin's contribution to the completed film, if any, has not been determined. A February 1952 Hollywood Reporter item announced that director Claude Binyon would also work on the screenplay, but his contribution to the script has not been determined.
       According to an October 1952 Hollywood Reporter news item, Millard Mitchell replaced James Barton in the role of "Albert Snodgrass" after Barton fell "seriously ill." Although Barton did not die until 1962, his last completed film was the 1952 Twentieth Century-Fox release Golden Girl . Mitchell made his last screen appearance in Here Come the Girls; he died in October 1953, two months before the picture's release. According to Paramount production notes, contained in the file on the film in the AMPAS Library, guitarists Vido Momolo, Nestor, Joe Carioca and Vince Terri worked for two days pre-recording offbeat gypsy music for the picture. Elaine Riley and Artie McEnery are listed as cast members in Hollywood Reporter news items, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Sources conflict about the film's running time. Copyright records list the running time as 100 minutes, or 12 reels, while the Hollywood Reporter review gives the length as 86 minutes and other reviews list it as 77 to 78 minutes. The viewed print ran approximately 77 minutes.