The Harvey Girls

  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  Watch Now: 09/06/2009
  |  97 min
Rated U by the BBFC
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A musical extravaganza from MGM's Arthur Freed, the producer of 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'Meet Me in St Louis'. Mail-order bride Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) heads out West and ends up working as a waitress for the Fred Harvey chain of restaurants and hotels. The Harvey house faces some stiff competition from the old-fashioned, shoot-em-up saloon over the road, but the saloon's gambling owner Ned Trent (John Hodiak) takes a shine to Susan. This draws the displeasure of Trent's good-time-girl sweetheart Em (Angela Lansbury) and pretty soon it's pleasant restaurant girls versus brazen saloon hussies in all-out war. The film's big opening number, 'On the Atchinson, Topeka and the Santa Fe', won the 1946 Oscar for Best Song.