skip navigation
Day of Debutantes
share:
Remind Me
suppliedTitle,These Glamour Girls

These Glamour Girls

Monday March, 18 2019 at 02:30 PM

Films in BOLD will Air on TCM *  |   VIEW TCMDb ENTRY


There's something light and sweetly appealing about Lana Turner in her earliest MGM films, particularly when she's cast as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Before the studio swathed her in glamour, they cast her in this likable social satire as a taxi dancer invited to a big college party by drunken playboy Lew Ayres. What starts as a cruel joke, turns into true love when Ayres finds there's more to her than most of the high society beauties he's supposed to be dating. Since Turner wasn't a big marquee name yet, MGM matched her with a quartet of female co-stars who all add to the film's luster. Jane Bryan (on loan from Warner Bros.) is Ayres's society sweetheart, ready to give up her family's wealth for working-class student Richard Carlson. Ann Rutherford of the Andy Hardy films is a debutante who gets dumped by her date. Anita Louise is the resident mean girl out to make trouble any way she can. And Marsha Hunt, in one of her favorite roles, provides the heavy dramatics as a young woman considered over the hill at 20. Within a few years, Turner would move up to star status, leaving little time for ensemble pieces like this. But while it lasted, she helped bring a youthful buoyancy to MGM's films that's hard to resist.

By Frank Miller

VIEW TCMDb ENTRY

ADVERTISEMENT

Also Playing on TCM

Also playing
Women of the West - 3/22 (Daytime)
9 Movies

Whether finding their own independent way or establishing a household and raising a family, these women coped with harsh living...more

TCM Shopping
  • These Glamour Girls
  • Lew Ayres, Lana Turner. Jane Thomas has... more info
  • $14.95
  • Regularly $17.99
  • Add to cart
  • Christopher Strong
  • Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, Colin Clive.... more info
  • $14.95
  • Regularly $17.99
  • Add to cart
  • Little Nellie Kelly
  • Judy Garland, George Murphy. In this... more info
  • $16.95
  • Regularly $19.99
  • Add to cart