The Perils of Pauline (1947 film)
|The Perils of Pauline|
1947 theatrical poster
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel (producer)|
|Written by||P.J. Wolfson (story & screenplay) and
Frank Butler (screenplay)
|Music by||Robert Emmett Dolan|
|Edited by||Arthur P. Schmidt|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Perils of Pauline is a 1947 American film directed by George Marshall and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a fictionalized Hollywood account of silent film star Pearl White's rise to fame, starring Betty Hutton as White.
The film, a broad satire of silent-film production, is a musical-comedy vehicle for Hutton, filmed in Technicolor, with original songs by Frank Loesser (including the standards "I Wish I Didn't Love You So" and "Rumble, Rumble, Rumble").
The film is in the public domain today. However, Universal Studios (through NBC Universal Television, successor-in-interest to EMKA, Ltd.) owns the original film elements. All public domain video releases are sourced from 16 mm television prints that have faded over the years.
- Betty Hutton as Pearl White
- John Lund as Michael Farrington
- Billy De Wolfe as Mr. Timmy Timmons
- William Demarest as George "Mac" McGuire
- Constance Collier as Julia Gibbs
- Frank Faylen as Mr. Joe Gurt
- William Farnum as Western Saloon Set Hero
- Chester Conklin as Comic Chef
- Paul Panzer as Drawing Room Gent
- "Snub" Pollard as Western Saloon Set Propman
- James Finlayson as Comic Chef
- Creighton Hale as Marcelled Leading Man
- Hank Mann as Comic Chef
- Francis McDonald as Western Saloon Set Heavy
- Bert Roach as Western Saloon Set Bartender
- Heinie Conklin as Studio Cop
- "Poor Pauline" (Written by Charles McCarron and Raymond Walker)
- Betty Hutton - "I Wish I Didn't Love You So" (Written by Frank Loesser)
- Betty Hutton - "The Sewing Machine" (Written by Frank Loesser)
- Betty Hutton - "Rumble, Rumble, Rumble" (Written by Frank Loesser)
- Betty Hutton - "Poppa, Don't Preach To Me" (Written by Frank Loesser)
Frank Loesser was nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Music, Original Song" for "I Wish I Didn't Love You So".
- "The 20th Academy Awards (1948) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- The Perils of Pauline at the Internet Movie Database
- The Perils of Pauline at the TCM Movie Database
- The Perils of Pauline is available for free download at the Internet Archive