How to Be Very, Very Popular
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How to Be Very, Very Popular

Year:
Duration:
89 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
5.1
Director:
Nunnally Johnson
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1956-01-06
Filming Locations: Stage 4, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Betty Grable
Stormy Tornado
Sheree North
Curly Flagg
Robert Cummings
Fillmore 'Wedge' Wedgewood
Charles Coburn
Dr. Tweed
Tommy Noonan
Eddie Jones
Orson Bean
Toby Marshall
Fred Clark
B.J. Marshall
Charlotte Austin
Midge
Alice Pearce
Miss 'Syl' Sylvester
Rhys Williams
Cedric Flagg
Andrew Tombes
Police Sgt. Moon
Noel Toy
Cherry Blossom Wang
Emory Parnell
Chief of Police
Harry Carter
Bus Driver
Jesslyn Fax
Music Teacher
Jack Mather
1st Police Detective
Mike Lally
2nd Police Detective (as Michael Lally)
Milton Parsons
Mr. X - Bald Barber
Janice Carroll
Burlesque Dancer
Joan Holcombe
Burlesque Dancer
Iona McKenzie
Burlesque Dancer
Howard Petrie
Desk Sergeant
Harry Seymour
Teacher
Jean Walters
Telephone Operator
Stanley Farrar
Professor
Willard Waterman
Speaker
Anthony Redondo
Airport Attendant
Jean Acker
(uncredited)
Leah Baird
(uncredited)
Gertrude Carr
(uncredited)
Edmund Cobb
Cop (uncredited)
Barry Coe
Student (uncredited)
Richard Collier
Man in Bar (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin
Yawning Man at Strip Bar (uncredited)
Irene Crosby
Performer (uncredited)
Mina Cunard
(uncredited)
Harry Denny
(uncredited)
Dan Dowling
(uncredited)
Minta Durfee
Older Woman (uncredited)
Conrad Feia
Student (uncredited)
Norman Field
Waiter Fleeting Strip Bar (uncredited)
Paul Glass
Student (uncredited)
Kit Guard
Man in Strip Bar (uncredited)
Harlan Hoagland
(uncredited)
Colin Kenny
Strip Bar Bartender (uncredited)
Gertrude Mack
(uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
(uncredited)
Hank Mann
News Vendor (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz
Graduating student (uncredited)
Eva Novak
(uncredited)
Leslie Parrish
Girl on Bus (uncredited)
Dorothy Phillips
(uncredited)
Paul Power
(uncredited)
Arline Pretty
(uncredited)
Jack Raine
Speaker (uncredited)
Bill Raisch
(uncredited)
Buck Russell
(uncredited)
Scott Seaton
(uncredited)
Bernard Sell
(uncredited)
Reginald Simpson
(uncredited)
Garry Thorne
Student (uncredited)
Colin Ward
(uncredited)
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Trivia
This was the final feature of Betty Grable's 25-year film career. Her first screen appearance in Let's Go Places (1930) had been released less than a month after Betty had turned 13 years old.
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The part of Curly was adapted by Nunnally Johnson for Marilyn Monroe, who was placed on suspension by Twentieth Century-Fox for refusing the assignment. During the next year, Miss Monroe would live in Manhattan, studying with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. When Marilyn and Fox came to terms, she returned to Hollywood to star as fame-obsessed Cherie in Bus Stop (1956).
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A December 1954 item in Hollywood Reporter's "Rambling Reporter" column indicated that the studio wanted Marilyn Monroe to appear in the film with Jane Russell, her co-star in the studio's highly successful 1953 production _Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953_).
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Quotes
Wedgewood: And, er, Mrs. Marshall, sir?
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Stormy: You're still a pupil?
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Stormy: Hey Curly!
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Photos from cast
Gertrude Astor