Betty Grable Films

The early years ….. 1930 – 1934

The Film Year Studio Director Top 5 Cast Members Description Soundtrack
Let’s Go Places 1930 Fox Frank Strayer Lola Lane, Sharon Lynn, Frank Richardson, Walter Catlett, Dixie Lee Betty is a chorus girl. Hollywood Nights,Parade of the Blues, Reach Out for a Rainbow, Um-Um in the Moonlight, The Boop-Boop-a-Doopa-Doo Trot, Fascinatin’ Devil with Those Angel Eyes, Let’s Go Places, The Snowball Man
New Movietone Follies of 1930 1930 Fox Benjamin Stoloff El Brendel, Marjorie White, Frank Richardson, Noel Francis, William Collier, Jr. Betty is a chorus girl. ?
Whoopee 1930 G-U A Thornton Freeland Eddie Cantor, Sally Morgan, Paul Gregory, Jack Rutherford, Ethel Shutta Betty is a chorus girl. Elevated to title of “Goldwyn Girl”. Whoopee, My Baby Just Cares For Me, The Cowboy Song
Kiki 1931 United Artists Sam Taylor Mary Pickford, Reginald Denny, Joseph Cawthorn, Margaret Livingston, Phil Tead Betty is a chorus girl. ?
Palmy Days 1931 United Artists A. Edward Sutherland Eddie Cantor, Charlotte Greenwood, Spencer Charters, Barbara Weeks, George Raft More “Goldwyn Girl” work. Bend Down Sister, My Baby Said Yes, Yes, There’s Nothing Too Good For My Baby
The Greeks Had a Word For Them 1932 United Artists Lowell Sherman Madge Evans, Joan Blondell, Ina Claire, David Manners, Phillips Smalley Betty models a sexy Chanel evening gown. ?
The Kid From Spain 1932 United Artists Leo McCarey Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Ruth Hall, John Miljan, Noah Beery Her last “Golwyn Girl” film. In The Moonlight, Look What You’ve Done, What a Perfect Combination
Child Of Manhattan 1932 Columbia Eddie Buzzell Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Warburton Gamble, Clara Blandick, Jane Darwell Betty gets 7th billing in role of Lucy. ?
Hold ‘Em Jail 1932 RKO Norman Taurong Burt Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Edgar Kennedy, Betty Grable, Edna May Oliver Betty gets principal role as daughter of warden. ?
Probation 1932 Chesterfield Richard Thorpe Sally Blane, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eddie Phillips, Clara Kimball Young, Betty Grable Betty gets 5th billing, straight role. ?
Cavalcade 1933 Fox Frank Lloyd Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard head huge cast in Noel Coward screenplay Betty drops to “girl on couch” billing. ?
Sweetheart of Sigma High 1933 Monogram Edwin I. Marin Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starret, Florence Lake, Eddie Tamblyn Betty sneaks into this one as a member of the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. ?
Melody Cruise 1933 RKO Mark Sandrich Charlie Ruggles, Phil Harris, Greta Nissen, Helen Mack, Chick Chandler Betty lands a role of a stewardess in this mild musical. I Met Her At A Party, He’s Not The Marrying Kind, This is the Hour, Isn’t This A Night For Love
What Price Innocence 1933 Columbia William Mack Willard Mack, Jean Parker, Betty Grable, Bryant Wahburn, Ben Alexander Betty is Jean Parker’s pal in this juvenile message drama. ?
By Your Leave 1934 RKO Lloyd Corrigan Frank Margan, Genevieve Tobin, Neil Hamilton, Marian Nixon, Glenn Anders Betty gets 8th billing in another straight role. ?
Student Tour 1934 MGM Charles Reisner Jimmy Durante, Charles Butterworth, Maxine Doyle, Phil Regan, Florence McKinney Betty gets 8th billing in the first of her several “coed” roles. A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder, The Carlo, Snake Dance, The Taj Mahal, From Now On, Fight ‘Em, I Say It With Music
The Gay Divorcee 1934 RKO Mark Sandrich Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes Betty is billed 6th and gets a featured dance number “Let’s K-knock K-nees” with Edward Everett Horton Looking For A Needle In A Haystack, The Continental, Don’t Let It Bother You, Let’s K-nock Knees, Night and Day
Betty on her Rise ….. (1935 – 1939)
Film Year Studio Director Top 5 Cast Members Description Sountrack
The Nitwits 1935 RKO George Stevens Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, Fred Keating, Betty Grable, Evelyn Brent Betty is a comedy murder suspect and gets third billing Music In My Heart
Old Man Rythym 1935 RKO Edward Ludwig Charles “Buddy” Rogers, George Barbier, Barbara Kent, Grace Bradley, Betty Grable Betty as coed, meets Hermes Pan who she will work with many times in later roles. Boys Will Be Boys, I Never Saw A Better Night, There’s Nothing Like A College Education, When You Are In My Arms, Comes The Revolution, Baby
Collegiate 1936 Paramount Ralph Murphy Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks, Frances Langford, Betty Grable Betty Coed strikes again. I feel Like A Feather In The Breeze, You Hit The Spot, Rhythmatic, My Grandfather’s Clock, In The Hallway, Who Am I, Will I Ever Know, Guess Again, Learn To Be Lovely
Follow The Fleet 1936 RKO Mark Sandrich Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Astrid Allwyn Betty is one of three show girls. I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket, We Saw The Sea, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, Let Yourself Go, But Where Are You, I’d Rather Lead A Band, Get Thee Behind Me Satan
Don’t Turn ‘Em Loose 1936 RKO Ben Stoloff Lewis Stone, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Betty Grable and Nella Walker Another message film, about parole laxity. ?
Pigskin Parade 1936 20th Century-Fox David Butler Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, Johnny Downs and Betty Grable Another coed film It’s Love I’m After, Balboa, You’re Slightly Terrific, You Do The Darndest Things Baby, Hold That Bulldog
This Way Please 1937 Paramount Robert Florey Charles “Buddy” Rogers,Mary Livingstone, Betty Grable, Arline Judge and Dixie Dunbar Betty plays her first bride in a slapstick comedy Is It Love, Or Infatuation, This Way Please, Delighted To Meet You, What This Country Needs Is Voom Voom, I’m The Sound Effects Man
Thrill of a Lifetime 1937 Paramount George Archainbaud Judy Canova, Betty Grable, Buster Crabbe, Dorothy Lamour and Johhny Downs Betty plays yet another sweetheart in this musical. Keeno, Screeno, and You, I’ll Follow My Baby, Thrill Of A Lifetime, Paris In Swing, SweetheartTime, It’s Been A Whole Year, If We Could Run the Country For a Day
Give Me A Sailor 1938 Paramount Elliott Nugent Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable Betty plays opposite funnyman Bob Hope. What Goes On Here in My Heart
College Swing 1938 Paramount Raoul Walsh George Burns and Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton and Florence George. Full cast of future stars, another coed film. I Fall In Love With You Every Day, What a Rhumba Does To Romance, The Old School Bell, Moments LIke This, What Did Romeo Say To Juliet, College Swing
Campus Confessions 1938 Paramount George Archainbaud Betty Grable, Eleanor Whitney, William Henry, Fritz Feld and John Arledge. Betty’s first billing in an unmemorable film ?
Man About Town 1939 Paramount Mark Sandrich Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Binnie Barnes and Phil Harris Betty does her comedic best in this Jack Benny film That Sentimental Sandwich, Man About Town, Fidgety Joe, Bluebirds in the Moonlight, Strange Enchantment
Million Dollar Legs 1939 Paramount Nick Grindle Betty Grable, John Hartley, Donald O’Conner, Jackie Coogan and Buster Crabbe Betty starring in yet another coed film, oh, and the title refers to a horse, not Betty. ?
The Day The Bookies Wept 1939 Paramount Leslie Goodwin Joe Penner, Betty Grable, Richard Lane, Tom Kennedy and Thurston Hall Betty is female lead in this Penner comedy. ?
Betty’s Top Years in Hollywood
The Film Year Studio Director Top 5 Cast Members Description Soundtrack
Down Argentine Way 1940 20th Century-Fox Irving Cummings Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, and J. Carroll Naish Betty’s career finally takes hold in this acclaimed musical Two Dreams Met, Menita, Sing To Your Senorita, I Want My Mama, Doin’ The Conga, South American Way
Tin Pan Alley 1940 20th Century-Fox Walter Lang Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne and Allen Jenkins It’s a sister act with Alice Faye and the last time she would receive second billing for many years. You Say The Sweetest Things Baby, America I Love You, Goodbye, Broadway, Hello France, Moonlight Bay, The Sheik of Araby, K-K-K-Katy
Moon Over Miami 1941 20th Century-Fox Walter Lang Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Robert Cummings, Charlotte Greenwood and Jack Haley Another sister act, this time with Carole Landis. Remake of 1938 Three Blind Mice. Solitary Seminole, Loveliness and You, You Started Something, Hurray For Today, Miami, I’ve Got You All By Myself, Is That Good?, Kindergarten Conga,
A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941 20th Century Fox Henry King Betty Grable, Tyrone Power, John Sutton, Reginald Gardner and Donald Stuart. Betty in a straight role, black & white. ?
I Wake Up Screaming 1942 20th Century-Fox H. Bruce Humberstone Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar and William Gargan Black and white drama in which Betty plays sister to Carole Landis. It’s up to sleuth Betty and Victor Mature to find the real killer. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song Of The Islands 1942 20th Century-Fox Walter Lang Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell and George Barbier. Betty in Technicolor in this Hawaiian delight. Blue Shadows and White Gardenias, O’Brien Has Gone Hawaiian, Malalo Mawena, What’s Buzzin’ Cousin?, Down On Ami-oni-isle, Sing Me A Song Of The Islands
Footlight Serenade 1942 20th Century-Fox Gregory Ratoff Betty Grable, John Payne, Victor Mature, Jane Wyman and James Gleason Black and white backstage musical. Living High (On Western Hill), I’ll Be Marching To a Love Song, I’m Still Crazy For You, I Heard the Birdies Sing, Are You Kidding?, Land On Your Feet
Springtime in the Rockies 1942 20th Century-Fox Irving Cummings Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero, and Harry James and his Orchestra Beautiful Technicolor film with a cameo by Harry James (Betty’s future husband) I Had The Craziest Dream, A Poem Set To Music, Pan American Jubilee, Run Little Raindrop Run, I Like To Be Loved By You, Chatanooga Choo Choo
Coney Island 1943 20th Century-Fox Irving Cummings Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Charles Winninger and Phil Silvers Betty plays a show girl who needs to be refined to be noticed in Coney Island Take IT From There, Beautiful Coney Island, Miss Lulu From Louisville, Get The Money, There’s Danger In A Dance, Old Demon Run, Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Everybody Loves A Baby
Sweet Rosie O’Grady 1943 20th Century-Fox Irving Cummings Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolph Menjou, Reginald Gardner and Virginia Grey Betty plays a singer from Brooklyn who becomes the toast of London My Heart Tells ME, The Wishing Waltz, Get Your Police Gazette, My Sam, Going To The Fair, Where Oh Where Is The Groom?
Four Jills in a Jeep 1944 20th Century-Fox William A. Seiter Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair and Jimmy Dorsey and Band Betty plays a small cameo rolein this back and white wartime film Crazy Me, You Send ME, How Blue The Night, How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You, Ohio, It’s the Old Army Game, YOu Never Miss A Trick, Heil, Heel Hitler
Pin Up Girl 1944 20th Century-Fox H. Bruce Humberstone Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye Joe E. Brown and Eugene Pallette Betty plays a pin up girl with one too many fiances. Pin-Up Girl, Once Too Often, Yankee Doodle Hayride, The Very Merry Widow, Don’t Carry Tales Out OF School, Red Robins, Bob Whites and Bluebirds
  Wing and A Prayer 1944 ? ? Don Ameche, Dana Andrews Uncredited
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Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe 1944 20th Century-Fox George Seaton Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton and Beatrice Kay Betty is a show girl in this glorious Hollywood musical I Wish I Knew, The More I see You, In Acapulco, Play Me An Old Fashioned Melody, A Nickels Worth of Jive, Moody, Welcome to the Diamond Horseshoe, Cooking Up A Stew
The Dolly Sisters 1945 20th Century-Fox Irving Cummings Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall, and Reginald Gardner Betty and June play Jenny and Rosie Dolly in this Technicolor film. I Can’t Begin To Tell You, Old-Fashioned Girl, Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl, We HAve Been Around, Carolina In The Morning, Powder and Lipstick and Rouge, Darktown Strutter’s Ball, Smiles
Do You Love Me? 1946 20th Century-Fox Gregory Ratoff Maureen O’Hara, Dick Haymes, Harry James, Reginald Gardner and Richard Gaines Betty does a bit part at the movies close with Harry James. I Didn’t Mean A Word I Said, As If I Didn’t Have Enough On My Mind, Moonlight Propaganda, Do You Love Me
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim 1947 20th Century-Fox George Seaton Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Anne Revere, Allyn Joslyn and Gene Lockhart Betty plays a suffragette. Aren’t You Kinda Glad We Did, For You, For ME, For Evermore, But Not In Boston, Stand Up And Fight, Changing My Tune, One, Two, Three, Sweet Packard, Waltz Me No Waltzes, Waltzing Is Better Than Sitting Down
Mother Wore Tights 1947 20th Century-Fox Walter Lang Betty Grable, Dan Daily, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall and Vanessa Brown Betty and Dan are a vaudeville team You Do, Kokomo, Indiana, There’s Nothing Like A Song, On A lIttle Two Seat Tandem, This Is My Favorite City, Rolling Down To Bowling Green, Fare-Thee-Well Alma Mater, Tra-La-La-La
That Lady in Ermine 1948 20th Century-Fox Ernst Lubitsch-Otto Preminger Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Abel and Reginald Gardner Betty plays an Italian countess This Is The Moment, The Melody Has To Be Right, There’s Something About Midnight, The Jester’s Song, It’s Always a Beautiful Day
When My Baby Smiles at Me 1948 20th Century-Fox Walter Lang Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc and Richard Arlen Backstage again, with Betty and Dan as a husband wife team. By The Way, What Did I Do, When My Baby Smiles At Me
The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend 1949 20th Century-Fox Preston Sturges Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan and Sterling Holloway Betty carries a six shooter in the Technicolor old west flick. Everytime I Meet You, Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend, In The Gloaming
Wabash Avenue 1950 20th Century-Fox Henry Koster Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Phil Harris, Reginald Gardner and James Barton A Re-working of Coney Island with a different setting – (one of my favourites) Wabash Avenue, Clean Up Chicago, Wilhemina, May I Tempt You With A Big Red Rosy Apple Baby, Say You Love Me
My Blue Heaven 1950 20th Century-Fox Henry Koster Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne, Jane Wyatt and Mitzie Gaynor Betty and Dan are — you guessed it — a couple of television personalities who are trying to have a baby. My Blue Heaven, Live Hard, Work Hard, Love Hard, The Friendly Islands, It’s Deductible, Halloween, Don’t Rock The Boat Dear, What A Man, I Love A NEw Yorker, Cosmo Cosmetics
Betty’s Final Films
The Film Year Studio Director Top 5 Cast Members Description Sountrack
Call Me Mister 1951 20th Century-Fox Lloyd Bacon Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Danny Thomas, Dale Robertson and Benay Venuta Betty plays a USO girl entertaining troops in Japan Japenese Girl Like American Boy, I Just Can’t Do Enough For You, Baby, Love Is Back In Business, Whistle and Walk Away, It’s A Man’s World, Lament To Pots and Pans Call Me Mister, The Going Home Train, Military Life
Meet Me After the Show 1951 20th Century-Fox Richard Sale Betty Grable, MacDonald Carey, Rory Calhoun, Eddie Albert and Fred Clark Betty’s finest dancing despite poor reviews, awesome dance numbers with Gwen Verndon. My personal favourite! No Talent Joe, Hot Night In Alaska, Meet ME After The Show, Let Go Of My Heart, Bettin’ On A Man, I Feel Like Dancing
The Farmer Takes A Wife 1953 20th Century-Fox Henry Levin Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, Thelma Ritter, John Carroll and Eddie Foy Betty plays a cook on an Erie Canal barge. ?
How To Marry A Millionaire 1953 20th Century-Fox Jean Negulesco Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne and Rory Calhoun While Marilyn dreams of jewels, Betty dreams of a hot dog and beer…my kinda gal… ?
Three For The Show 1955 Columbia H.C. Potter Betty Grable, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Jack Lemmon and Myron McCormick Betty’s moves to Columbia to play a girl with one too many husbands. Someone To Watch Over ME, I’ve Got A crush On You, Friendship, How Come You Do Me Like You Do, Down Boy, Which One, I’ve Been Kissed Before
How To Be Very, Very Popular 1955 20th Century-Fox Nunnaly Johnson Betty Grable, Sheree North, Bob Cummings, Charles Coburn and Tommy Noonan Betty’s final film, a musical remake of She Loves Me Not. An unmemorable film to end an illustrious film career. Also starring Fox’s newest ingenue Sherry North, who was groomed to be the new “starlet” to replace reluctant star Marilyn Monroe. How To Be Very, Very Popular, Bristol Bell Song, Bunny Hop, Shake Rattle and Roll