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Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 November 1936 (USA)
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The author of a scandalously racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity from her provincial small town neighbors who'd be scandalized if they knew.

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Michael Grant
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Jed Waterbury
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Arthur Stevenson
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Aunt Mary
Margaret McWade ...
Aunt Elsie
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Rebecca Perry
Nana Bryant ...
Ethel Stevenson
Henry Kolker ...
Jonathan Grant
Leona Maricle ...
Agnes Grant
Robert Greig ...
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Governor Wyatt
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Storyline

The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Irene Dunne in a riotous romantic comedy! See more »

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12 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'adorabile nemica  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The dialogue from this film is re-used in the film Bedtime Story (1941), in which Fredric March portrays a playwright and Loretta Young his actress wife. All the dialogue in March's new "play" is actually from the screenplay of this film. It's virtually word for word, with only the heroine's name changed. The "gardener" referred to in the dialogue is of course Melvyn Douglas. Columbia Pictures, the distributor of "Bedtime Story," made this film, too, but none of the writers overlap between the films. Interestingly, in "Bedtime Story," the actors playing the onstage scene are not meant to be in a comedy. What is borrowed is the confrontation over the gardener between Theodora, her aunt, and the local club ladies. Also, in an early scene, March has an inspiration for the last line of his play - something about nobody in the town ever calling the heroine "baby" before - an idea that figures in "Theodora Goes Wild" as well. See more »

Goofs

When Theodora confronts the town's women after helping Michael with his dog's paw, the shadow of the microphone is briefly visible on the walls of the living room. See more »

Quotes

Theodora Lynn: I suddenly realized I was a writer of wide reputation and most of it bad.
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Soundtracks

The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)
(1933) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Billy Hill
Sung a cappella by Melvyn Douglas with modified lyrics
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Great Film from 1936
6 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film surprised me with how well produced it was and what a great comedy it turned out to be. Irene Dunne, (Theodora Lynn) played the role of a small town gal living in Lynnfield where everyone was very religious and lived life straight as an arrow. One day the newspaper man in Lynnfield, Jed Waterbury, (Thomas Mitchell) posted a notice of a new book that he was going to feature in his daily newspaper called, "Sinner" by Adams. The people in town were outraged, however, they liked reading the articles in the paper and soon the people decided to tell Jed Waterbury to remove the book and the feature in his paper. It just so happens that the author of this book comes from Lynnfield and no one would ever expect just who it could be. Melvyn Douglas plays the role as Michael Grant who is linked romantically with Theodora and he gave a great supporting role. This is lots of fun to watch and enjoy this great classic from 1936.


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