Idea Girl (1946)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Idea Girl in this Universal mini-musical is songplugger Pat O'Rourke (played by Julie Bishop, formerly Jacqueline Wells). Hoping to hit the big time, Pat pitches the notion of an amateur song-writing contest. Her zany publicity-seeking efforts cause nothing but grief for a group of Manhattan-based song publishers, foremost among them handsome but harried Larry Brewster (Jess Barker). As a means of enlivening the proceedings, director Will Jason utilizes a more mobile camera than was usual in quickies of this nature. Featured in the cast as a curvaceous secretary is Joan Fulton, later to metamorphose into the delightful character actress Joan Shawlee.

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music, behind-the-scenes, boss [employer], contest, girl, musical [play], music-publisher, publicity, publicity-stunt, publisher, songwriter