Cover Girl Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Otto Krueger, Phil Silvers, Eve Arden

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Cover Girl

Rusty Parker is a dancer at Danny Mcguire's nightclub in Brooklyn, and Danny's girlfriend. Together with their friend, Genius, they order oysters on Friday nights, looking for a pearl. They feel the pearl will be a sign that things are going to be great for all of them. When Rusty finds out about a contest to be on the cover of Vanity Fair, she thinks she's found an easy way to make the big time. Danny objects, because he feels that getting things the easy way means you can lose them easily, too. He thinks she should get famous through her dancing, not her face. She goes to the contest anyway, and although she makes a bad first impression, Mr. Coudair, the publisher is surprised to find she's the exact image of the woman who left him at the alter many years ago. He finds that Rusty was her granddaughter and she wins the contest.
Click here to see the rest of this review

People come to Danny's nightclub to see the new cover girl including a Broadway owner, Noel Wheaton, who offers her a job. Although she rejects it, she spends more time with him. She even misses a rehearsal to attend a party given by Coudair for the 50th anniversary of Vanity Fair. Danny comes to pick Rusty up, and Coudair tells him that he should let her marry Noel, who has money and more to offer her. The next day, Rusty is late for another rehearsal and she and Danny fight. She leaves the club. Noel asks her to marry him. Before telling him yes, she goes back to the diner where she, Danny, and Genius find out that they've left town to go on tour entertaining the troups. She's miserable, but she agrees to marry Noel.

Danny and Genius come back from their tour and go to the diner. They find out about Rusty's engagement, and also finally find a pearl. Genius takes it to Coudair, telling him how much Danny loves Rusty. The wedding begins. Coudair escorts Rusty down the aisle. He gives her the pearl, telling her it's from Danny, and that she's making a mistake going through the wedding. She should go with the man she loved, just like her grandmother did.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angela Tircuit

Script Analysis of Cover Girl

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   dancer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Cover Girl

Cover Girl Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian