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How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 January 1956 (Belgium)
Two girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.

Director:

Nunnally Johnson

Writers:

Edward Hope (novel), Nunnally Johnson | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Grable ... Stormy Tornado
Sheree North ... Curly Flagg
Robert Cummings ... Fillmore 'Wedge' Wedgewood
Charles Coburn ... Dr. Tweed
Tommy Noonan ... Eddie Jones
Orson Bean ... Toby Marshall
Fred Clark ... B.J. Marshall
Charlotte Austin ... Midge
Alice Pearce ... Miss 'Syl' Sylvester
Rhys Williams ... Cedric Flagg
Andrew Tombes ... Police Sgt. Moon
Noel Toy Noel Toy ... Cherry Blossom Wang
Emory Parnell ... Chief of Police
Harry Carter ... Bus Driver
Jesslyn Fax ... Music Teacher
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Storyline

Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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They worked their way through college ... and brother how they worked ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1956 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Usar as Curvas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,565,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

A December 1954 item in "The Hollywood Reporter"'s "Rambling Reporter" column indicated that the studio wanted Marilyn Monroe to appear in the film with Jane Russell, her co-star in the studio's highly successful 1953 production Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). See more »

Quotes

Stormy: Hey Curly!
Wedgewood: Not so loud... do you wanna get me expelled? Curly...
Curly: Yeah?
Wedgewood: Do you think you can get in here without being seen?
Curly: For what purpose?
Stormy: Don't argue the man's got a fried chicken in here.
Curly: Hold him.
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Connections

Version of True to the Army (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake, Rattle and Roll
(uncredited)
Written by Charles F. Calhoun
Played by the band at commencement
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Should of been called "How to suck so very, very hard."
4 February 2001 | by pimpatron2000See all my reviews

Unpleasant comedy about two belly dances on the run from gangsters. Orson Bean carries the movie on his back. However much Orson brings the movie up Sheree North drags it back down again. A real stinker. Do yourself a favour and avoid this movie at all costs.


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