“Doll Face” is a 1945 musical comedy film directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Vivian Blaine, Dennis O’Keefe, and Carmen Miranda.
The film tells the story of Burlesque performer Doll Face Carroll (Blaine), who dreams of becoming a Broadway star. She enlists the help of talent agent Mike Hannegan (O’Keefe), who sees potential in her but also wants her to remain true to her burlesque roots.
As Doll Face rises to stardom, she must navigate the challenges of show business, including a rival performer who seeks to sabotage her career. Along the way, she falls in love with Hannegan but must choose between her career and her heart.
The film features several musical numbers, including performances by Miranda, who plays herself as a guest star in one of Doll Face’s shows.
“Doll Face” is a lighthearted and entertaining musical comedy that captures the glamour and excitement of show business in the 1940s. Blaine delivers a charming performance as the determined and talented Doll Face, and the film’s catchy musical numbers and colorful costumes add to its appeal. The film remains a beloved classic of the genre and a must-see for fans of musical comedies.
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