Variety Girl

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Variety Girl
Poster - Variety Girl 01.jpg
Directed by George Marshall
Produced by Daniel Dare
Written by Monte Brice
Edmund L. Hartmann
Frank Tashlin
Robert L. Welch
Starring Mary Hatcher
Olga San Juan
DeForest Kelley
Frank Ferguson
Glenn Tyron
Nella Walker
Torben Meyer
Jack Norton
William Demarest
Music by Johnny Burke
Jimmy Mulcay
Mildred Mulcay
Edward H. Plumb
Cinematography Lionel Lindon
Stuart Thompson
Edited by LeRoy Stone
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • August 24, 1947 (1947-08-24)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Variety Girl is a 1947 American musical comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. Numerous Paramount contract players and directors make cameos or perform songs, with particularly large amounts of screen time featuring Bing Crosby.


The story revolves around two young girls who exchange identities, causing confusion at the Variety Club (show-business charity) and the Paramount studio.

The elaborate closing song, "Harmony," begins with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope singing and dancing on stage in matching checkered suits and straw hats, eventually moves to a merry-go-round with Gary Cooper in cowboy regalia seated on a plastic horse while talking through a couple of stanzas with Barry Fitzgerald, then gradually incorporates the entire cast, which includes almost everyone under contract to Paramount at the time, in a rousing finale launched by William Holden and Ray Milland chasing a scantily-clad woman across a soundstage.

The film features a cartoon sequence in Technicolor which is in black and white in most prints.


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