Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)

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Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.


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11 May 2009 | Doylenf
| Frankie Lane can't save low-budget musical...
The "4" rating is only for Frankie Lane's presence. He delivers a song in his own inimitable style, but everything else about the film is third rate.

CHARLOTTE AUSTIN grins on cue and shows her pearly whites to play an affable girl with a very modest talent, a messenger girl at a studio who wants to break into show business. As a bubbly friend who wants to show her the ropes, BARBARA WHITING does her usual thing. The only touch of real class comes from ARTHUR FRANZ as a young executive who falls for Austin and wants to push her toward stardom.

Some unmemorable songs, some stilted acting (even IDA MOORE and LLOYD CORRIGAN are guilty of this), and what is meant to be a pleasant programmer is so full of the usual Hollywood clichés about show biz that it hurts. The trite script doesn't help. Ida Moore at least has a larger role than usual as a grandmother who disapproves of Hollywood, but she's better off when she has good comic material.

Only reason I watched this one is TCM changed their regular scheduling of a British comedy and substituted this instead!


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September 1952



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