April 29, 1946: The Harvey Girls

“M-G-M’s Musical Romance Of Daring Days!”

The_Harvey_Girls-1946In UK cinemas: The Harvey Girls is an MGM musical film based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey’s famous Harvey House waitresses. Directed by George Sidney, the film stars Judy Garland and features John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, and Angela Lansbury, as well as Preston Foster, Virginia O’Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main and Chill Wills. Future star Cyd Charisse appears in her first film speaking role on film.

Cinema-UK-04-29-1946

The Harvey Girls won an Academy Award for Best Song for “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe”, written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer. The film was a production of the Arthur Freed unit at MGM. [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the Warner Bros YouTube Channel.

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