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The Harvey Girls (1946) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Samuel Hopkins Adams published in 1942.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringLennie HaytonNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Johnny MercerWon
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CMBA Blogathon: THE HARVEY GIRLS (1946)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 21, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The theme for this year's CMBA Blogathon is "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles," which makes the 1946 musical, The Harvey Girls, an obvious choice. The movie won an Oscar for its train themed song, "On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe," and it depicts, in a fictionalized and colorful way, the impor... Read full article


CMBA Blogathon: THE HARVEY GIRLS (1946)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 21, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The theme for this year's CMBA Blogathon is "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles," which makes the 1946 musical, The Harvey Girls, an obvious choice. The movie won an Oscar for its train themed song, "On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe," and it depicts, in a fictionalized and colorful way, the impor... Read full article


The Harvey Girls (1946)

By Cameron on Feb 10, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/777/The-Harvey-Girls/#tcmarcp-141232-141228 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. The Harvey Girls is a delightful musical about young women?who venture into the Wild West and find adventure, romance, and snakes.?The movie is based on a 1942 novel of the... Read full article


The Harvey Girls (1946)

By Cameron on Feb 10, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/777/The-Harvey-Girls/#tcmarcp-141232-141228 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. The Harvey Girls is a delightful musical about young women?who venture into the Wild West and find adventure, romance, and snakes.?The movie is based on a 1942 novel of the... Read full article


The Harvey Girls (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 27, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Harvey Girls Directed by George Sidney Written by Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis et al from a novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams 1946/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental The best part is in all those clips. Who would not thrill to Judy Garland singing “On the Atchison, To... Read full article


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Quotes from

Susan Bradley: Would it be possible you don't want to marry me?
H.H. Hartsey: Now wait a minute Ms. Bradley. I wanna marry ya, I wanna marry ya somethin' like all get-out. I wanna marry ya somethin' awful ma'amm. But please ma'am, please say no.


Alma: Chris, what's wrong?
Chris Maule: Marty Peters was just here.
Alma: Marty Peters? The man who shot the last blacksmith?
Chris Maule: He... he... he did what?
[Chris has just been made the new blacksmith]
Alma: Well, it's all based on circumstantial evidence. No one actually saw the bullet leave the gun.
[Chris faints dead away]


Marty Peters: Where do ya come from, Tex?
Chris Maule: Massachusetts.


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Originally intended for release on Decca's boxed album of selections from the Harry Warren-Johnny Mercer score, "March of the Doagies," featuring Judy Garland, Kenny Baker and Kay Thompson's chorus, plus the first half of "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" with the Thompson chorus, both were omitted from the album. In the CD era, these two takes have been restored on a Garland collection from MCA called "The Complete Decca Original Cast Recordings," which also contains Decca re-creations of the scores from Girl Crazy and Meet Me in St. Louis.
Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and Ann Sothern were considered for the role of Em before Angela Lansbury was eventually cast.
Virginia O'Brien is noticeably absent from the second half of the film, right after her "Wild, Wild West" number, because she was pregnant during filming.
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