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Girls' Dormitory (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 8 August 1936 (USA)
When a busybody teacher in a girls' finishing school finds a love letter from a student to an unknown man, a minor scandal erupts.

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Dr. Stephen Dominick is the head of a German girls' finishing school and a published author who is very popular with his students. When Professor Augusta Wimmer, a snooping busybody, finds a love letter in a wastepaper basket, she goes immediately to Dominick and demands an inquiry to determine the writer's identity. Handwriting comparisons point to Marie Claudel, a 19 year old French girl. Despite threats, the senior refuses to disclose the object of her affections. Could it be the headmaster? Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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This is Tyrone Power's first substantial role. He is billed as Tyrone Power Jr., to distinguish him from his illustrious father. See more »

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Toni: Every morning you come in here and tidy up his room.
Professor Anna Mathe: Well, it needs a woman's touch.
Toni: Yes, but who gets the credit for it? Me! He thinks I bring him spring flowers. Flowers, huh! I wonder what kind of man he thinks I am!
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Dated sudser
15 January 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Herbert Marshall does his best with a foolish character and a melodramatic script. Simone is electric on the screen but the chemistry between she and Ruth Chatterton is far more compelling than between Marshall and either one of his leading ladies. I LOVED this movie when I was young, but cannot remember why. Seeing it now just makes me feel very, very old because the mores and standards promulgated are just so outdated.


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