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Set in 1930s Chicago, Party Girl follows a bum-legged mouthpiece for the mob (Robert Taylor) and a gorgeous, wised-up vamp (Cyd Charisse) who fall in love, try to go straight...and head straight for trouble.
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Nice story about two people that needed each other to be whole again. Great dance numbers from Miss Charisse too. Robert Taylor was a fine actor and a Great American. They don't make them like him anymore.
Set in the 1930's-era Chicago and loosely based on the true-life story of Mob lawyer Dixie Davis, PARTY GIRL stars Robert Taylor as Thomas Farrell, a defence lawyer employed by Chicago Mobster Rico Angelo (Lee J. Cobb). Crippled in one leg, Farrell manages to successfully garner sympathy for his criminal clients by exploiting his own physical weaknesses in front of the jury-stand. When he meets and falls in love with nightclub dancer Vicki Gaye (Charisse), however, Farrell determines to change his ways, and, despite the dangers threatened by Rico, realises he must turn against the Mob...
PARTY GIRL is entertaining, and glossy in the "classic" MGM tradition, although the dance numbers performed by Charisse and company feel more like the Fifties in Vegas rather than the Thirties in Chicago. Charisse's husband Tony Martin sings the movie's Theme Song over the opening titles. Director Nicholas Ray manages to inject some darkness into the material and brings out a particularly fine turn from Charisse, in a rare dramatic change of pace for the dancing star.