The Harvey Girls Overview:

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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The Harvey Girls (1946): The Painted Desert Meets The Musical

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 25, 2020 From 4 Star Films

It was during a pit stop along a cross-country trip through the Petrified Forest that I first became aware of The Harvey Girls. Because you see, The Painted Desert Inn is a bit of a relic of the past, and it preserves a history of the famous waitresses who helped pave the way for a certain brand of ... 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


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


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Quotes from

Alma: [singing] Yeah, they say they have hair on their chest, the only thing I've seen is just a fancy vest. Holy smackers, milk and crackers but it's wild in the wild, wild west.


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: [talking to Susan Bradley] I sent my picture into one of those Lonely Hearts Clubs and they sent it back, saying "We're NOT that lonely!"


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Facts about

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.
The Harvey House restaurants were established by Fred Harvey in 1870 to provide good, inexpensive food and lodging in clean, elegant surroundings for travelers in the western United States. At the chain's peak, there were some 84 Harvey Houses throughout seven states, all operated in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railroad.
Maule confesses to Alma that he is afraid of horses, but in real life Virginia O'Brien was afraid of horses.
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