Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Director
Robert Z. Leonard; Busby Berkeley

Main cast
Judy Garland; James Stewart; Hedy Lamarr; Lana Turner; Jackie Cooper

Genres
Drama, Music, Romance

Description
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.


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