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My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 17 September 1937 (USA)
When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Martha Aldrich
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Ellen Warfield
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Mrs. Sinclair
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Mr. Sinclair
Charles Waldron ...
Mr. Warfield
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Talbot
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Ted Martin
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An Attendant (as Guinn Williams)
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A Waiter
Brent Sargent ...
Gregory
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'Doc' Howe
Robert Greig ...
The Major Domo
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William Bailey ...
Dupont (scenes deleted)
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When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along with her Aunt Lou, heads for New York, where managing editor Ken Morley's attitude towards women reporters prompts Martha into taking a reporter's job on her own newspaper. Then she proceeds to prove she can be as good a reporter as any man. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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17 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Mi estimada señorita  »

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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Friday 13 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by San Francisco 29 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and by Los Angeles 24 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the cafeteria scene, someone off-screen sneezes. See more »

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Mrs. Atherton: Just one moment. Things are starting to become very clear to me, particularly since the one thing in New York you can count on is that nothing is what it seems to be.
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Everything said about Nebraska is true. Every Nebraskan has sarcastic sarcasm. See more »

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Referenced in A Night at the Movies (1937) See more »

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Enjoyable fluff.
12 November 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"My Dear Miss Aldrich" begins with the death of a rich man. He has no will and his closest heir is Martha Aldrich. Suddenly, Aldrich is a very rich and important lady--the new owner of a newspaper! However, Aldrich (Maureen O'Sullivan) isn't content to just own the paper--she wants to be a reporter. But instead of just making herself a reporter, she politely asks the editor of the paper, Ken Morley (Walter Pidgeon, to hire her and treat her like any other employee. At the same time, Aldrich is starting to fall in love with Morley. What's going to happen to the pair as well as Aldrich's aspirations to become a reporter?

This film isn't especially deep and is very slight. But it's quite enjoyable and works a bit better because the wonderful Edna May Oliver is on hand as well. Worth seeing but far from a must-see.


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