A sewing machine, a sewing machine, a girl’s best friend
If I didn’t have my sewing machine, I’d come to no good end
The Sewing machine, the sewing machine, a helping hand,
If I didn’t have my sewing machine I would drink to beat the band…
As sung by Betty Hutton in the 1947 film The Perils of Pauline, a biopic of silent film star Pearl White.
The 1947 feature released by Paramount Pictures is a fictionalized Hollywood account of silent star Pearl White’s rise to fame, starring Betty Hutton as White.
The film also stars William Demarest, Frank Faylen, Constance Collier, Billy DeWolfe, and John Lund. It was directed by George Marshall, and featured songs by Frank Loesser.
It was also the first film appearance of Milton Berle, who plays the character of a young boy.