The Sewing Machine by Betty Hutton

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Many thanks to Julie Jackson for tipping us off to this great Betty Hutton performance from the 1947 musical The Perils of Pauline. Hutton plays an exhausted garment sweatshop worker, and this is her sarcastic ode to her sewing machine. Link.

4 thoughts on “The Sewing Machine by Betty Hutton

  1. Swirlyarts says:

    My mother-in-law had been saying for years that there was a sewing machine song that her aunt used to sing but no-one believed her. She was thrilled when I found her this exact same clip so she could prove she was right!!

  2. Will says:

    The film this is taken from, “The Perils Of Pauline,” can be watched on Betty Hutton’s website,, along with many of Hutton’s other films.

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