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Make Way for a Lady (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 November 1936 (USA)
A teenager plays cupid for her widowed father but picks the wrong woman.

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Christopher 'Chris' Drew
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June Drew
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Miss Eleanor Emerson
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Valerie Broughton
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George Terry
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Mrs. Dell, Drew's Maid
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Billy Hopkins
Maxine Jennings ...
Miss Marian Moore
Mary Jo Ellis ...
Mildred Jackson
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Doctor Barnes
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Pulp novelist Valerie Broughton moves close to her publisher, Christopher Drew, and gives him her latest novel, inscribed "Our Story." She explains that it means only that she couldn't have written it without his help. But when Drew's daughter, June, reads the book and sees the inscription, she jumps to the conclusion that her father is the man and Valerie the woman in her story of unrequited love. Further, she overhears her friend's mother say that Drew would get married if it weren't for his devotion to June. So June resolves to bring Valerie and her father together, not knowing that her father feels Valerie is too pushy, and that he's really fond of June's English teacher, Eleanor Emerson, and has even proposed marriage to her. When June learns of Drew's fondness for Eleanor, she even goes so far as to tell her she would not be welcome as a stepmother. Then June goes back to Valerie to tell her the way is cleared for her, but she sees another man in her house who admits he was the ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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13 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nos Laços do Himeneu  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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June Drew: I have heard a lake lark singing in two human hearts... I must hearken to its song.
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Perhaps a bit 'teenagery' for me...or most people!
23 January 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The basic idea of "Make Way for a Lady" is sound and could have made a very good film. Unfortunately, when it comes to the teenage character, June (Anne Shirley), the writer really blew it. Instead of a realistic young lady, June is a caricature--a giant and ridiculous stereotype of a girl! Some folks might be able to look past this...but for me it took a very good story and practically ruined it.

When the film begins, Chris Drew (Herbert Marshall) and his daughter June are happy and the biggest problem in their lives is June's upcoming performance in the school pageant. So far...so good. But June gets the crazy idea that a lady writer is her father's long lost love...and June is determined to bring them together. At the same time, Chris actually begins dating one of June's teachers and soon they are in love. So how does June muck it all up? See the film...or don't!

I have raised two daughters and taught high school and middle school...so I have seen enough drama in my life. June's drama is like all of these kids all rolled into one...and is just as annoying. It's a shame, as the film could have been very good...but this character pretty much ruins the movie.

By the way, is it just me or was the relationship between Chris and June a bit on the creepy side at times?


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