Tonight's Saturday Night Cinema feature film is a jewel that I have been saving for a special occasion like tonight.
Happy New Year!
Cover Girl stars the incomparable and impossibly beautiful Rita Hayworth. Hayworth is positively enchanting, and proves Kelly's equal in the supreme dance sequences. This technicolor bonanza is wonderfully squareball and predictable, and yet it is one of my most favorite musical films. This film is as fresh and brand spanking new as the coming new year. Just deelish.
"Thanks to its Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin/Yip Harburg score and the luminescence of stars Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, Cover Girl has taken on a legendary status in recent years."
COVER GIRL, screen play by Virginia Van Upp; adaptation by Marion Parsonnet and Paul Gangelin; from a story by Erwin Gelsey; directed by Charles Vidor; produced by Arthur Schwartz; music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Ira Gershwin; song. "Poor John," by Fred W. Leigh and Henry E. Pether.
Rusty Parker . . . . . Rita Hayworth
Danny McGuire . . . . . Gene Kelly
Noel Wheaton . . . . . Lee Bowman
Genius . . . . . Phil Silvers
Jinx . . . . . Jinx Falkenburg
Maurine Martin . . . . . Leslie Brooks
Cornelia Jackson . . . . . Eve Arden
John Coudair . . . . . Otto Kruger
John Coudair (as a young man) . . . . . Jess Barker
Anita . . . . . Anita Colby
Chef . . . . . Curt Bois
Joe . . . . . Ed Brophy
Tony Pastor . . . . . Thurston Hall
The Cover Girls
The light of Hollywood then versus the darkness of Hollywood now.
We will beat back the darkness in the coming new year. Rest assured, we are primed for the fight.
Enjoy your night, enjoy your life!