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Directed by  Joseph Santley
Screenplay by  Frank Gill Jr.
Initial release  5 April 1945
Story by  Cortland Fitzsimmons
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Produced by  Albert J. Cohen
Cinematography  Jack A. Marta
Director  Joseph Santley
Production company  Republic Pictures
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Starring  Dennis O'Keefe Constance Moore Eve Arden Otto Kruger Alan Mowbray Stephanie Bachelor
Music by  Joseph Dubin Walter Scharf
Music director  Walter Scharf, Joseph Dubin
Cast  Eve Arden, Constance Moore, Dennis O'Keefe, Otto Kruger, Alan Mowbray
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Earl Carroll Vanities is a 1945 American musical film directed by Joseph Santley and written by Frank Gill Jr.. The film stars Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore, Eve Arden, Otto Kruger, Alan Mowbray and Stephanie Bachelor. The film was released on April 5, 1945, by Republic Pictures.



Her royal highness, Princess Drina, returns to America, where she was educated. She is traveling with her betrothed, the usually inebriated Grand Duke Paul, and with Queen Mother Elena, who wants Drina to secure a bank loan that will sustain their small republic economically.

Drina encounters an American woman who runs a nightclub, "Tex" Donnelly, and confides that her secret wish was always to sing and dance. Tex's business partner and songwriter, Danny Baldwin, needs a replacement when the club's star entertainer, his girlfriend Claire Elliott, sprains an ankle, because impresario Earl Carroll is considering everyone for his new revue. Tex offers Drina a chance to perform, and she's an instant success.

Danny and Claire both resent the attention Drina receives over the next two weeks, and Claire exposes the secret that Drina is actually royalty. Queen Elena insists that Drina give up this foolish new activity and return to her duties, but when Tex's master of ceremonies Pinky tricks her into one last appearance on stage, Drina's loved by everybody, including Danny.


  • Dennis O'Keefe as Danny Baldwin
  • Constance Moore as Drina
  • Eve Arden as 'Tex' Donnelly
  • Otto Kruger as Earl Carroll
  • Alan Mowbray as Grand Duke Paul
  • Stephanie Bachelor as Claire Elliott
  • Pinky Lee as Pinky Price
  • Mary Forbes as Queen Mother Elena
  • Harry Parke as Walter
  • Leon Belasco as Baron Dashek
  • Tom Dugan as Waiter in Tex's Club
  • Chester Clute as Mr. Weems
  • Jimmy Alexander as Singer
  • Tom London as Tom
  • Beverly Lloyd as Cigarette Girl
  • Edward Gargan as Policeman
  • Robert Greig as Vonce
  • Wilton Graff as Mr. Thayer
  • Tommy Ivo as Tommy
  • Liliane as Speciality Dancer
  • Woody Herman and His Orchestra as Dance Band
  • Mario as Speciality Dancer
  • References

    Earl Carroll Vanities Wikipedia

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