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The Footloose Heiress (1937)

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A spoiled rich girl tries to elope with a ne'er-do-well, but they are stopped by a charming hobo, who thwarts the mismatch. The girl's father, an embattled ad executive, rewards the hobo ... See full summary »

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A spoiled rich girl tries to elope with a ne'er-do-well, but they are stopped by a charming hobo, who thwarts the mismatch. The girl's father, an embattled ad executive, rewards the hobo with temporary room and board. It turns out the stranger is no hobo after all, but an educated young man who then comes to his host's rescue by composing a hit advertising slogan. The girl resents the stranger at first, but eventually she realizes she has fallen in love with him. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Stuntwoman Marcella Arnold was killed on location at Oak Grove Park, Pasadena, California, when the car she was in overturned. See more »

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Too Marvelous for Words
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played by the band as dance music at the dance
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A lot better than I expected
1 February 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that somehow missed being placed in the Leonard Maltin guide--probably because many "small" films from the 30s and 40s have been omitted (mostly "B" films). And, while the only famous person in the film is Ann Sheridan, I was surprised that this little film STILL packed a lot of fun into it.

Sheridan plays a very spoiled rich young lady who constantly does things just to try to upset her father! Again and again, she's tried to elope but the father always seems to find out and put a stop to it. On the last occasion, the dad almost gets run over by a train but is rescued by a hobo who is "riding the rails". This hobo, it turns out, is a very helpful fella and inexplicably leaves the train to move in with the family to help set things straight--much like what occurred when William Powell followed Carole Lombard home in MY MAN GODFREY. Some of what follows is pretty easy to guess, but the way it goes about doing it is so unusual and the acting and characters so good that it is well worth seeing. It's a dandy little romantic-comedy that is surprisingly sweet and funny.


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