The I Don't Care Girl
|The I Don't Care Girl|
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release dates||20 January 1953|
|Box office||$1.25 million (US)|
The story of vaudeville performer Eva Tanguay is told to a couple of writers who plan to do a script about her for Hollywood producer George Jessel.
Her former partner Eddie McCoy tells how they met. Recently widowed, he discovered Eva as a waitress, hearing her sing and offering her a job after she's fired. Eva falls for singer Larry Woods, although piano player Charles Bennett also has eyes for her. Eva is offended and sets out on her own when she finds out that Larry is married.
Bennett is found by the writers and claims Eddie's story is untrue. Eva was already singing in a cafe when she and Eddie first met. Unable to get Eddie to sober up, she breaks up their act and is discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld, who signs Eva for his famed Follies.
She learns that Larry's marriage is on the rocks, but is put off when the leading role in Larry's new operetta is apparently going to Stella, another singer. Eva hires someone to throw tomatoes at Larry on stage, unaware that when he steps out to perform, Larry, having enlisted to fight in the war, will be wearing his Army uniform. Eva's prank backfires and she is disconsolate for quite a while, but in the end, Larry wins her back.
- Mitzi Gaynor as Eva Tanguay
- Oscar Levant as Charles Bennett
- David Wayne as Eddie McCoy
- Bob Graham as Larry Woods
- George Jessel as Himself