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Chatterbox (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 January 1936 (USA)
Jenny has always been fascinated with the stage, especially since her mother was a famous actress. She learns that a theatrical company is putting on the play that included her mother's ... See full summary »

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Maxine Jennings ...
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Jenny has always been fascinated with the stage, especially since her mother was a famous actress. She learns that a theatrical company is putting on the play that included her mother's most famous role. She leaves home to join the company. The trouble is, she doesn't realize that the producers consider the moth-eaten play high camp, while Jenny is taking the whole thing seriously. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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17 January 1936 (USA)  »

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Anjo da Ribalta  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Henry Brandon was in a Hollywood Reporter production chart as a cast member (listed as Henry Kleinbach), but he was not in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Wanderlust (2006) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on a banjo in the New York show and sung by the maid
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A sweet movie, excellent talent
1 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an endearing movie of times gone by. Nice performances by Anne Shirley and Margaret Hamilton. Jenny wants to live out her dreams by acting in a part in a play her mother had played in previously. Her dreams are innocent and naive, and she is taken advantage of by shallow theater types who mislead her. She takes a hard lesson on real life in the theater and who to trust. Anne Shirley shows her talent in a challenging role. This movie is also interesting for the actors in it that one would not expect or show their talents as character actors -- Margaret Hamilton and Lucille Ball. This movie is not for everyone, but is likely to be well appreciated by those who cherish days when movies highlighted innocence and virtue.


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