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First Lady (1937)

 -  Comedy  -  4 December 1937 (USA)
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As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lucy Chase Wayne
Preston Foster ...
Stephen Wayne
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Emmy Page
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Carter Hibbard
Verree Teasdale ...
Irene Hibbard
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Gordon Keane
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Belle Hardwick
Marjorie Gateson ...
Sophy Prescott
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Mrs. Lavinia Mae Creevey
Henry O'Neill ...
George Mason
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Ellsworth T. Banning
Eric Stanley ...
Tom Hardwicke
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Ives (as Lucille Gleason)
Sara Haden ...
Mrs. Mason
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Charles
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As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

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Intrigas da Alta Roda  »

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First Lady (1935). Comedy. Written by Katharine Dayton and George S. Kaufman. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Music Box Theatre: 26 Nov 1935- Jun 1936 (closing date unknown/246 performances). Cast: Jane Cowl (as "Lucy Chase Wayne"), Florenz Ames, Don Beddoe (as "Jason Fleming"), Leslie Bingham, Isis Brinn, Helen Brooks, Jessie Busley, Lily Cahill, Armand Cortes (as "Senor Ortega"), Frank Dae (as "George Mason"), Thomas Findlay, Ruth Hovey, Bradford Hunt, Naoe Kondo, Charles La Rue, Judson Laire, Donald McKenzie, Lillian Norton, Daniel Ocko, George Parsons, Diantha Pattison (as "Sophy"), Susan Powers, Stanley Ridges (as "Stephen Wayne"), Margherita Sargent, James Seeley, John M. Troughton, Rita Vale (as "Ann Forrester"), Regina Wallace, Ethel Wilson, Hon. Wu, Oswald Yorke (as "Cater Hibbard"). Produced by Sam Harris. Note: FIlmed by Warner Brothers in 1937 as a Kay Francis vehicle. See more »

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Am I in Love?
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played after Carter adjusts the radio
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Talky drawing room comedy but that's good!
20 February 2002 | by (Greer,SC,USA) – See all my reviews

If you can tell yourself that you are seated in a Broadway theatre enjoying the first night of a George S Kaufman play, you will be delighted. The dialogue is wonderful especially if you like it a little bitchy and the actors put it over beautifully. Kay Francis is marvelous as usual but much credit goes to Verree Teasdale as Irene, Ms Francis' more than capable foil. By the way there are a couple of delightful scenes sans Ms. Francis especially one in which Ms Teasdale and Walter Connolly are "enjoying" an evening at home. Of course the political plot is rather ridiculous and should be ignored except as it moves the story along setting up the witty verbal contretemps. If you just like to "watch" movies, avoid this one. But if you love language and wit you won't be disappointed. And if I were trying to find a play for a community theatre, this sleeper would suit me fine.


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