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Cinderella Jones (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 9 March 1946 (USA)
Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides ... See full summary »

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (screenplay), Philip Wylie (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Leslie ... Judy Jones
Robert Alda ... Tommy Coles
Julie Bishop ... Camille
William Prince ... Bart Williams
S.Z. Sakall ... Gabriel Popik
Edward Everett Horton ... Keating
Charles Dingle ... Minland
Ruth Donnelly ... Cora Elliot
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Oliver S. Patch
Hobart Cavanaugh ... George
Charles Arnt ... Mahoney
Chester Clute ... Krencher
Edward Gargan ... Riley (as Ed Gargan)
Margaret Early ... Bashful Girl
Johnny Mitchell ... Soldier
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Storyline

Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides that she must be married by a certain time or lose the inheritance. She then has to decide whether rivals-for-her-hand Tommy Coles or Bart Williams, loves her for herself or for her fortune. What's a girl to do? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1946 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed between mid-December 1943 and May 17, 1944, the movie's wide release was held back until March 9, 1946, and then the picture's Manhattan opening at the Strand Theatre followed on March 15, 1946. Snipped out of the release print were several references to "ongoing" World War II, which had ended on August 14, 1945. See more »

Quotes

Judy Jones: So there's 10 million dollars involved. That's why I hitched my wagon to Sierra Tech, to coin a paraphrase.
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Soundtracks

If You're Waitin' I'm Waitin' Too
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Joan Leslie (dubbed by Louanne Hogan), Robert Alda and chorus
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A fun movie!
26 March 2014 | by manoftheoldiesSee all my reviews

This was one of the more fun "B" movies I have seen recently. I am a movie collector who enjoys clean light comedies, and enjoyed this. It stars S.Z. Sakall, so naturally it doesn't try to cover the meaning of life, or contain any heavy-handed social commentary. My kind of movie!!

It has a highly unlikely story line with enough laughs along the way to make it enjoyable. Whether it is a sight gag, plot absurdities, the characters breaking out in song, or "inside" jokes about the actors themselves, it is obvious that everyone involved was having fun.

Joan Leslie plays a naive good girl who works odd jobs, and Robert Alda is a band leader.

Hungarian character actor S.Z Sakall plays a Hungarian professor from Budapest (go figure).

Joan Leslie can inherit ten million dollars if she gets married. But it has to happen very soon, or else the inheritance is off. The movie is spent with Sakall, three young single guys (Alda as band leader, a young professor, and a stalker), and some very eager inheritance lawyers who try to marry off Leslie.

After we are introduced to the characters, Sakall is shown walking around outside and chattering about his old science laboratory and how he wants a new one. Then he remembers that he accidentally left dynamite on the stove in his lab, and seconds later we hear it blow up in the distance. "No new laboratory, now no old laboratory."

He ends up in jail twice in the movie, but not for accidentally blowing up his lab.

A memorable line: (Sakall is on the stand in court):

"For how long have you known the ladies in question?"

"Question, what's question??"

"You DO understand the English language..."

"Yes I understand. I talk English perfect. A couple of years ago I had an accent, but I lose it."

Will Leslie be able to make up her mind on which guy to marry before the clock runs out? Will some lucky guy end up with Leslie? Will Sakall get his funding for a new science lab? Will the inheritance lawyers strike it rich? Watch it to find out!


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