The Harvey Girls is a 1946 American musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey‘s famous Harvey House waitresses. Directed by George Sidney, the film stars Judy Garland and features John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, and Angela Lansbury, as well as Preston Foster, Virginia O’Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main and Chill Wills. Future star Cyd Charisse appears in her first film speaking role on film.
The Harvey Girls won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe“, written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer. The film was a production of the Arthur Freed unit at MGM.
Made in 1946// directed by George Sidney // 102 minutes
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