Friday, March 13, 2009

Five Gals Five

Oh, that Marie! She'd do anything to steal a scene - even if means going all polychrome.

Seriously, wouldn't it have been fabulous if these ladies had done a picture together? What a festival of dithering, double-takes, withering ripostes, lorgnettes, and lace tea gowns it would have been!

I think it would have required the presence of Eric Blore and Edward Everett Horton as token males, and perhaps an Oily Continental (Eduardo Cianelli? Antonio Moreno?) for some gigolo-joke setups. And Louise Beavers and Hattie McDaniel omnipresent in the background, with Isabel Jewell and Iris Adrian as pert Fast Baggages to be smacked down. And a number or two by the Albertina Rasch Dancers. And...

Oh, well. A boy can dream, can't he?


  1. I would add Margaret Rutherford to the list

  2. Oh, she turns up in the sequel, Five Ladies Go To London, which also includes memorable bits by Una O'Connor, Dame Edith Evans, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. You may remember that we recently had a look at Lucille Ball's unsuccessful remake...

  3. And what about Alice Brady? She dithered with the best!