Sweater Girl (film)
|Directed by||William Clemens|
|Written by||Robert Blees|
Beulah Marie Dix
Betty Jane Rhodes
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Cinematography||John J. Mescall|
|Edited by||Alma Macrorie|
Sweater Girl is a 1942 American mystery and comedy film written by Robert Blees and Beulah Marie Dix, directed by William Clemens and starring Eddie Bracken, June Preisser, Phillip Terry, and Betty Jane Rhodes. It was released on July 13, 1942.
While preparing for Midvale College's upcoming revue, which includes a trick shot with a gun, singer Susan Lawrence develops a romantic interest in Jack Mitchell, who also sings, while their friend Louise Menard is seeing Susan's brother, a professor. All are shocked when songwriter Johnny Arnold is strangled and school reporter Miles Tucker poisoned with the glue from an envelope.
A detective named McGill begins an investigation. One night Jack volunteers to look after Louise's mother, a helpless invalid. Susan becomes worried and, when she arrives, Mrs. Menard is trying to help Jack, who has narrowly avoided being killed.
With help from Louise's father, a professor, McGill deduces that Mrs. Menard is holding a grudge from a previous child's death, which she blames on an initiation rite at the school. She has also secretly exchanged Susan's trick gun with a loaded one, which she uses in the show. Everyone arrives too late, but luckily, Susan's aim is bad, Jack survives and all live happily ever after.
- Eddie Bracken as Jack Mitchell
- Betty Jane Rhodes as Louise Menard
- June Preisser as Susan Lawrence
- Frieda Inescort as Mrs. Menard
- Charles D. Brown as Lt. McGill
- Kenneth Howell as Miles Tucker
- Johnnie Johnston as Johnny Arnold
- Nils Asther as Prof. Menard
- Phillip Terry as Prof. Martin Lawrence
- T.S. (July 13, 1942). "At the Central". The New York Times.
- Vallance, Tom (2012-01-30). "Betty Jane Rhodes: Actress and singer who charmed the US as a wartime sweetheart". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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