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FULL SYNOPSIS

For the benefit of those who came in late, the John Robert Powers modelling agency was at one time the most famous and powerful enterprise of its kind in New York City. Acknowledging this prominence is the 1942 musical comedy The Powers Girl, with Anne Shirley and Carole Landis starring as sisters Ellen and Kay Evans, who aspire to become high-profile models. Photographer Jimmy Hendricks (George Murphy) takes a fancy to the girls, making a top model out of Kay (Landis) -- but falling deeply and truly in love with Ellen (Shirley). At base, the film is an excuse to show off as many lovely, undraped "Powers Girls" as possible (including future Republic serial heroine Linda Stirling) and to showcase such musical talent as Dennis Day and Benny Goodman's Orchestra. And from time to time, John Robert Powers himself shows up in the person of Alan Mowbray. The Powers Girl was released in Great Britain as Benny Goodman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

George Murphy
as Jimmy Hendricks
Anne Shirley
as Ellen Evans
Carole Landis
as Kay Evans
Alan Mowbray
as John Robert Powers
Jean Ames
as Googie
Mary Treen
as Nancy
Helen MacKellar
as Mrs. Hendricks
Harry Shannon
as Mr. Hendricks
Jack Baxley
as Judge
Willie Best
as Waiter
George Chandler
as Harry
Peggy Lee
as Herself
Linda Stirling
Minerva Urecal
as Maggie
Jack Baxley
as Judge
Peggy Lee
as Herself
George Chandler
as Harry
Willie Best
as Waiter

Crew

Norman Z. McLeod
Director
Charles R. Rogers
Producer
Harry Segall
Screenwriter
Malvin Wald
Screen Story
Eddie Moran
Screenwriter
Stanley Cortez
Cinematographer
Louis Silvers
Musical Direction/Supervision
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