January 18, 1946 - The Harvey Girls (Movie)

                The Harvey Girls

* MGM Studios released the $2,931,000 musical film in Hollywood on January 18, 1946.

* Box office receipts in the United States and Canada exceeded $5 million.

* The film was based on the 1942 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House waitresses.

* It starred Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster and Virginia O'Brien.

* It was the first speaking role on film for Cyd Charisse.

* Byron Harvey J., grandson of Fred Harvey, had a role as a train conductor.

* The Harvey Girls won an Academy Award for Best Song, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe", sung by Judy Garland.