Gals, Incorporated


60m 1943

Brief Synopsis

"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 9, 1943
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,509ft

Synopsis

Millionaire playboy Cornelius V. Rensington III, also known as the Zipper King, is a steady fixture at Gals, Inc., being the main financial support of the nightclub. In fact, the club's floor show does not begin until Corney's arrival. Molly, the president of the nightclub's corporation, feels guilty about living off Corney, but the other girls, led by Gwen Adams, are happy to lead gold diggers' lives. All the girls become worried when Corney catches a cold, as they realize that the club will close down if he should die. As Corney lies sick in bed, he is visited by two of his older sister Jennifer's attorneys, who tell him that she, as controller of the family estate, has decided to stop the playboy's money unless he re-marries. The female nightclub owners then decide to have Molly pretend to be Corney's wife during his sister's brief stay, and, as his servants have all quit, the other girls pretend to be Corney's household staff. Jennifer soon arrives at Corney's estate with his son Bill, who is now fully grown and a U.S. Marine. Bill immediately accuses Molly of being a fortune hunter, which greatly upsets the honest young woman. Jennifer, however, is very happy with her new sister-in-law, and announces that she is returning home the next day. Bill plans to leave as well, but Molly asks him to stay for the remainder of his furlough. Later, Molly attempts to tell Bill the truth about her relationship to his father, but Gwen arrives just in time to stop her. At dinner that night, Jennifer announces that, should Corney and Molly separate, his entire estate would revert to Bill. Gwen then takes Bill to Gals, Inc., where Molly and the girls are forced to perform wearing masks. Bill recognizes Molly nevertheless, and when he learns the truth about his father's "marriage," the upset Marine announces that he is going to marry Gwen. Corney, Molly and the girls arrive at the justice of the peace just in time to stop the wedding, and Molly and Bill finally admit their love for each other.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 9, 1943
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,509ft

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