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The Girl Most Likely (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | February 1958 (USA)
Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Devery Freeman (screenplay), Paul Jarrico (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Powell ... Dodie
Cliff Robertson ... Pete
Keith Andes ... Neil Patterson, Jr.
Kaye Ballard ... Marge
Tommy Noonan ... Buzz
Una Merkel ... Dodie's Mother
Kelly Brown ... Sam Kelsey - Sailor
Judy Nugent ... Pauline - Dodie's Sister
Frank Cady ... Dodie's Pop
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Storyline

Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts. Dodie next meets Pete, who she thinks is rich, but she soon finds out that he is just a boat mechanic. They have fun on their date and Pete proposes and Dodie accepts. Then Dodie meets Neil Patterson who is rich. They go to Mexico on his yacht and have fun on their date. Neil proposes and Dodie accepts. Now she has to choose. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

SONGS! MUSIC! ROMANCE! in the playgrounds of the Pacific See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andra thelo, tora ton thelo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cliff Robertson was borrowed from Columbia for this picture. See more »

Quotes

Pauline - Dodie's Sister: She gets more adolescent every day.
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Connections

Remake of Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Most Likely
Music by Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by Bob Russell
Sung over the opening credits by The Hi-Los
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Weird.
17 September 2003 | by DevotchkaSee all my reviews

This movie is just odd. It stars Jane Powell as a perky teenager named Dodie who is just desperate to get married. It's a good thing that this film wasn't meant to be even remotely realistic, because it isn't. An example of this is the fact that Powell was 29 at the time of the filming and looks it. Meanwhile, Dodie is portrayed as adorably and harmlessly brainless, when she is in reality something of a money-grubbing tramp. Over a space of three days, she inadvertently becomes engaged to three different men, and doesn't seem to have any qualms with the situation. Upon discovering her infidelity, the men patiently wait for her to choose her favorite among them. I won't give away whom she picks, but I will say that it's a last-minute decision for which no explanation is provided. Very confusing and very weird, with a collection of almost completely uninteresting songs. I wouldn't expressly discourage anyone from seeing this film, but I wouldn't suggest it to anyone either.


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