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In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

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(as Frank R. Capra)

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Lulu
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Bob
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Holland
Dorothy Peterson ...
Helen
Thomas Jefferson ...
Wilkinson
Myrna Fresholt ...
Roberta - Baby
Charlotte Henry ...
Roberta - Age 18
Oliver Eckhardt ...
Briggs
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Storyline

On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. Back home, she breaks off the romance when he tells her he is married. Lulu has a baby, but doesn't tell Bob, who turns out to be a rising politician. She passes herself off as the baby's nanny. When Bob learns what is going on, he adopts the little girl, not telling his wife or anyone else where she came from. Lulu gets a job at a newspaper. Things get complicated when the editor gets the dirt on Grover, but also wants to marry Lulu. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Her Greatest Dramatic Role !

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

15 January 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jane Doe  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While filming the horse-riding scene on the beach, Barbara Stanwyck's horse was frightened by the movie lights, reared, threw the star off, and then kicked her on the way down. Stanwyck suffered a dislodged tail-bone, an injury which, though it didn't hold up production, did cause the actress discomfort for the rest of her life. See more »

Goofs

The film begins in the present day, i.e. 1932. There is no attempt at period decor in any way; the automobiles, music, and clothing styles are all contemporary; twenty or thirty years pass by. The principals live out their lives, grow old, and die. Yet their surrounding environment never changes; it is still 1932. See more »

Quotes

Holland: The longer they no, the harder they yes!
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Dulce
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Music by Irving Bibo
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Another emotional roller-coaster for Stanwyck...
22 July 2012 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Unkissed librarian (her hair pulled back in a stereotypical bun) gets the proverbial makeover (including new fashions) and boards a cruise to Havana; while shipboard, she attracts the romantic attentions of a witty, charming--and married!--man. Their love affair is fraught with many complications over the years, the most outlandish of which involves Lulu the Librarian's clandestine pregnancy and, later, acting as her own daughter's governess once her lover runs for office and decides to adopt the baby. Producer-director Frank Capra also had a hand in the original story, but this doesn't appear to be material the filmmaker would normally connect with. It's a somewhat hysterical potboiler, given a slight boost by Barbara Stanwyck's thoughtful lead performance. **1/2 from ****


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