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Year
1944
Runtime
107 min.
Director
Charles Vidor
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
3,246
Checks
825
Favs
34
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
4.1% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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    Siskoid

    Gene Kelly teams up with Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl, a Technicolor musical that's frankly a little garish at times, not to say gaudy, which did make me disconnect with it at various points. Hayworth plays a singer and dancer in a Brooklyn theater house, in a relationship with co-star and theater owner Kelly, when she's discovered by a magazine publisher who had an affair with her grandmother for whom she is a dead ringer (Hayworth plays her in flashbacks). He puts her on the cover of a magazine, it causes strife between her and her colleagues (and her beau, of course). It's a Gene Kelly movie, so there are some great song and dance numbers, of course, none more spectacular than the one where he dances with his own conscience (I'm not even sure how this was done pre-computer control cameras). Many of the numbers seem unnecessary to the plot, even shoehorned in, but their quality excuses them. And ultimately, the romance is sweet, emotional, and works well. I may have dropped out here and there (mostly in the grandma's story), but I felt completely invested in the climax. 1 year 9 months ago
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In 3 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #16 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  2. This movie ranks #270 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  3. This movie ranks #287 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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