Cover Girl
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Thanks to its Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin/Yip Harburg score and the luminescence of stars Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, Cover Girl has taken on a legendary status in recent years. In truth, the film has a banal and predictable premise: a chorus girl (Hayworth) is given a chance for stardom by a wealthy magazine editor (Otto Kruger), who years earlier had been in love with the girl's mother. Offered an opportunity to be a highly-paid cover girl, our heroine would faithfully remain with her tacky nightclub act if only the club manager (Kelly), whom she pines for, would ask her. He loves her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dance sequences spotlighting the terping abilities of Hayworth and Kelly are expertly staged."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A lush 1944 musical vehicle built for Rita Hayworth at the height of her popularity."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This Oscar-nominated, lavishly produced musical catapulted Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth to major stardom."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Cover Girl is a mixed but colorful bag."
‑ Dan Callahan, ToxicUniverse.com
"The whole thing, especially the comic stuff from Silvers and Arden, is executed with considerable brio. And Rudolph Maté's Technicolor photography is faultless."
‑ , Time Out
"A creaking plot is made bearable by gorgeous colour, the even more gorgeous Hayworth, some oddly unsentimental and unsettling flashbacks with her playing her character's turn-of-the-century grandmother."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Its familiar tale of an ambitious chorus girl's sudden rise to fame is pleasant enough but not fresh enough to hold my attention."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Overlooked musical with some great numbers. C'mon, pearl!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"It has Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth to sing and dance. And virtually every nook and corner is draped with beautiful girls."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Charming musical built on a skimpy plot but boasting a score by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin that includes some of their best work."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great songs, great dancing - an almost-great musical."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"The story is pretty vacuous and the ending obvious, but it is still pleasant enough viewing with a clutch of toe-tapping tunes courtesy of Gershwin and Kern."
‑ , Film4
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