Cover Girl
Cover Girl (1944)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 1944
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Dance sequences spotlighting the terping abilities of Hayworth and Kelly are expertly staged.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A lush 1944 musical vehicle built for Rita Hayworth at the height of her popularity.

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TV Guide

Charming musical built on a skimpy plot but boasting a score by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin that includes some of their best work.

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Time Out

The whole thing, especially the comic stuff from Silvers and Arden, is executed with considerable brio. And Rudolph Maté's Technicolor photography is faultless.

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Christopher Machell

This is what we're here for, larger than life emotions played out with unparalleled skill and imagination.

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Emanuel Levy

This Oscar-nominated, lavishly produced musical catapulted Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth to major stardom.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It has Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth to sing and dance. And virtually every nook and corner is draped with beautiful girls.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its familiar tale of an ambitious chorus girl's sudden rise to fame is pleasant enough but not fresh enough to hold my attention.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
I love this movie! Especially Gene Kelly's graceful leap into fantasy with the mirrors number. Rita Hayworth proves a surprisingly apt match for the… More
Morgan Salem
I really love Rita Hayworth. He is great! So is gene kelly (as always.)
Tom S.
I think there's still a place for some of this in today's cinema. The musical numbers were too long, but that dancing on the street was a lot of fun.… More