Ziegfeld Girl
First screened in March 2009
Director: Robert Z. Leonard. Cast: Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, James Stewart, Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper, Dan Dailey, Ian Hunter, Charles Winninger, Edward Everett Horton, Eve Arden, Paul Kelly, Philip Dorn. Screenplay: Marguerite Roberts and Sonya Levien (based on a screen story by Willliam Anthony McGuire).

Twitter Capsule: More fascinating than "good," given generic tensions and uneven payoffs of three plotlines. Still, peaks quite high.

VOR:   Ambitious portmanteau structure. Three stars coming into their own in different ways. Odd combo of MGM's classiest notions of glamor and Ziegfeld's rococo extravagance.

Photo © 1941 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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