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Finishing School (1934)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  4 May 1934 (USA)
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The trials and tribulations in a private, snobbish girls school.

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(as George Nicholls Jr.) ,

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frances Dee ...
Virginia Radcliff
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Mrs. Helen Crawford Radcliff
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Cecilia 'Pony' Ferris
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Ralph McFarland - intern
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Mr. Frank S. Radcliff
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Miss Van Alstyne
Sara Haden ...
Miss Fisher
Helen Freeman ...
Dr. Hewitt
Marjorie Lytell ...
Ruth Wallace
Adalyn Doyle ...
Madeleine 'Maggy' Kelly
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Billie (as Dawn O'Day)
Irene Franklin ...
Aunt Jessica - Pretender
Ann Cameron ...
Miss Schmidt
Rose Coghlan ...
Miss Edith Garland
Caroline Rankin ...
Miss Weber
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Storyline

Virginia Radcliff, a remarkably unspoiled but naive rich-kid, finds herself at a swank girls' school where everything appears prim and proper, but the motto is essentially "Don't Get Caught." On a surreptitious field trip to the city (engineered by "Pony"), Virginia meets Ralph, a struggling lower/middle-class med student who delivers room service at a hotel at night. They fall in love, much to the outrage of the school's headmistress (Beulah Bondi) and the embarrassment of her otherwise indifferent mother. Written by Chris Holland <cholland@atlantic.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

4 May 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Educande d'America  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The date written on Virginia's application form at the beginning of the film is September 11, 1933. See more »

Quotes

Billie: Would you loan me one of your brassieres?
Pony: What for?
Billie: Well you see, I haven't got one and I thought seeing as it's Christmas and everything, and I'm going on a house party and, well, when the maid unpacks my bag and finds I haven't got one, how do you think I'm going to feel?
Pony: It's like putting a saddle on a pekingese but here it is.
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The characters "Mr. Radcliff" and "Mrs. Radcliff" are listed as "Mr. Radcliffe" and Mrs. Radcliffe" in the credits. See more »


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Silent Night
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Played by church bells on Christmas Eve
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"If you took all the hair off of their combined chests, you wouldn't have enough to make a wig for a grape."
17 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Frances Dee plays a new student at a private girls school who gets into trouble with snooty headmistress Beulah Bondi for dating intern and part-time waiter Bruce Cabot. Dee's beautiful and likable. Cabot's his usual wooden self but he cracks a smile a few times. Ginger Rogers gets the best lines and steals every scene she's in. Anne Shirley's fun as a younger girl who, in one amusing scene, asks Ginger if she can borrow a bra. Interesting little drama that gets better as it goes along. I didn't expect the pregnancy angle, given that this is 1934. Granted it's tame by today's standards but, still, for the time it was pretty risqué.


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