|Genre: Comedy, Drama|
Directed By: S. Sylvan Simon
Written By: Marion Parsonnet
In Theaters: 18 Aug. 1939
On Disc/Streaming: 6 July 2010
Runtime: 78 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
Box office: $580,000
|Lew Ayres as Philip S. ‘Phil’ Griswold III|
Lana Turner as Jane Thomas
Tom Brown as Homer Ten Eyck
Richard Carlson as Joe
Jane Bryan as Carol Christy
Anita Louise as Daphne ‘Daph’ Graves
Marsha Hunt as Betty Ainsbridge
Ann Rutherford as Mary Rose Wilston
Mary Beth Hughes as Ann Van Reichton
Owen Davis Jr. as Greg Smith
Ernest Truex as Alumnus of Harvard
Sumner Getchell as Blimpy
Peter Lind Hayes as Skel Lorimer (as Peter Hayes)
Don Castle as Jack
Tom Collins as Tommy Torgler
“These Glamour Girls” is a 1939 comedy-drama film directed by S. Sylvan Simon.
It stars Lew Ayres and Lana Turner, with Tom Brown, Jane Bryan, Richard Carlson, Anita Louise and Ann Rutherford in featured roles.
A drunken college student invites a dance hostess to the big college dance and then forgets he asked her.
When she shows up at school, he tries to get rid of her, but she won’t leave.
Instead she stays and shows up both him and his classmates snooty dates.
Lana Turner plays Jane Thomas.
By then she was an important star and got her own dressingroom.
There even was a special salad named after her, the Lanallure salad.
“These Glamour Girls” is the film that gave Lana her first star billing in the principal feminine role and lots of crtitics tought she was ready for it. Director S. Sylvan Simon dais: “I venture to predict that in another year Lana Turner will be one of the biggest stars on the screen.”
You can watch the film here.
Lana Turner did a lot of movies. She really loved being a moviestar.
Here are the most important films in which she starred. Just click the links for more info, photos and videos.
20 April 1937: A Star Is Born
9 Oct. 1937: They Won’t Forget
24 Oct. 1937: The Great Garrick
1 Jan. 1938: The Adventures of Marco Polo
22 July 1938: Love Finds Andy Hardy
12 Aug. 1938: Rich Man, Poor Girl
9 Dec. 1938: Dramatic School
28 April 1939: Calling Dr. Kildare
18 Aug. 1939: These Glamour Girls
29 Sept. 1939: Dancing Co-Ed
19 April 1940: Two Girls on Broadway
19 July 1940: We Who Are Young
25 April 1941: Ziegfeld Girl
12 Aug. 1941: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2 Oct. 1941: Honky Tonk
18 Febr. 1942: Johnny Eager
27 Aug. 1942: Somewhere I’ll Find You
1 April 1943: Slightly Dangerous
19 Aug. 1943: Du Barry Was A Lady
13 Nov. 1943: The Youngest Profession
23 Aug. 1944: Marriage Is a Private Affair
8 March 1945: Keep Your Powder Dry
1 Oct. 1945: Week-End At The Waldorf
2 May 1946: The Postman Always Rings Twice
5 Nov. 1947 : Green Dolphin Street
1 Nov. 1947: Cass Timberlane
29 April 1948: Homecoming
20 Oct. 1948: The Three Musketeers
1 Sept. 1950: A Life Of Her Own
2 March 1951: Mr. Imperium
5 Sept. 1952: The Merry Widow
25 Dec. 1952: The Bad And The Beautiful
25 Aug. 1953: Latin Lovers
1 May 1954: Flame And The Flesh
7 Sept. 1954: Betrayed
13 May 1955: The Prodigal
4 June 1955: Sea Chase
14 Dec. 1955: The Rains Of Ranchipur
12 Jan. 1956: Diane
13 Dec. 1957: Peyton Place
30 Jan. 1958: The Lady Takes A Flyer
2 May 1958: Another Time, Another Place
30 April 1959: Imitation Of Life
23 June 1960: Portrait In Black
19 July 1961: By Love Possessed
2 Nov. 1961: Bachelor In Paradise
25 Dec. 1962: Who’s Got The Action?
24 Febr. 1965: Love Has Many Faces
27 April 1966: Madame X
30 April 1969: The Big Cube
7 Nov. 1974: Persecution
27 Oct. 1976: Bittersweet Love
31 Oct. 1980: Witches Brew
21 May 1982: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Lana’s biography “Lana, the Lady, The Legend, The Truth“, “The Films Of Lana Turner” by Lou Valentino and “Lana Turner, The Memories, The Myths and The Movies” by Cheryl Crane.