The Harvey Girls
The Harvey Girls (1946)

This glorified Technicolor commercial for the Fred Harvey restaurants stars Judy Garland as a 19th-century mail-order bride. Upon arriving in New Mexico, Garland discovers that her husband-to-be is the town drunk. She cuts her losses and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1946
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2001
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A lively MGM Western musical.

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Steve Crum

Not quite top line Garland, but very much fun with a good score.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The story and songs are reminders of a gentler, more innocent age that clearly never existed but was fun imagining in the movies.

Emanuel Levy

George Sidney's musical western is a joyous, fictionalized tribute to the New England femmes who went out West to bring culture and food; best song is On the Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, which won an Oscar.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Perhaps not a musical for the ages, but a larkish and exuberant joy all the same.

Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

Though this creaky musical hasn't aged well, its peak moments are delightful: Dorothy and her Scarecrow reunited, "On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe" and Garland's gift for physical comedy.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One classic song does not a good musical make

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A fun, but predictable musical comedy.
Byron Brubaker
Glossy Hollywood musical where cowboys and waitresses wear Technicolor outfits that look like they rarely encounter dust. The great performances and musical… More
jay nixon
Even lower case Judy is better then most and this has a young Angela Lansbury as well
Leigh Ryan
My love of life, JUDY!