Cadet Girl (1941)

Carole Landis Cadet Girl

In 1941 Carole starred in the musical Cadet Girl. She plays Gene Baxter, a nightclub singer who falls in love with a West Point cadet. She was under contract at 20th Century Fox and this was the first time she received top billing. Filming took place in California from July 14 until August 7, 1941. The cast includes George Montgomery, John Shepperd, Janis Carter, and Chick Chandler. While making the movie she and George Montgomery enjoyed a brief romance. Cadet Girl was directed by Ray McCarey.

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Carole sings several songs including "She's A Good Neighbor" and "I'll Settle For You". The movie was released on November 28, 1941. It was a modest hit and got mixed reviews from critics. One reviewer said it was "pretty good entertainment" but that "Carole seems deserving of better material." Unfortunately Cadet Girl is not available on DVD and it has not been shown on television since the 1970s. There is a print in UCLA's archives but it can only be seen by request. The movie was also screened at Cinecon in 2010. 

You can listen to some of Carole's songs from Cadet Girl here ...

It Happened, It's Over, Let's Forget It


I'll Settle For You

 

She's A Good Neighbor



Carole Landis Cadet Girl Sheet Music

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