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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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Martha Aldrich
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Rita Johnson ...
Ellen Warfield
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. Sinclair
Paul Harvey ...
Mr. Sinclair
Charles Waldron ...
Mr. Warfield
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Talbot
Roger Converse ...
Ted Martin
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An Attendant (as Guinn Williams)
Leonid Kinskey ...
A Waiter
Brent Sargent ...
Gregory
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
'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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Martha's sixty-five cent cafeteria dinner would equate to $10.75 in 2016. See more »

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When Martha and Mrs. Atherton are arriving in New York City by train, through the windows on the rear-screen projection there is a billboard advertising Mueller's spaghetti - with the letters reversed. See more »

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Mrs. Atherton: You've got a gun?
Ken Morley: A gun? No.
Mrs. Atherton: How long have you been in New York?
Ken Morley: About twenty years. Why?
Mrs. Atherton: I've only been here a week. I'm smarter than you are.
[pulls small revolver from purse]
Mrs. Atherton: I don't live in New York without carrying a gun.
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Everything said about Nebraska is true. Every Nebraskan has sarcastic sarcasm. See more »

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References Perils of Pauline (1933) See more »

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battle of the sexes programmer
16 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Edna May Oliver star in "My Dear Miss Aldrich," from 1937.

Martha Aldrich (O'Sullivan) is an advocate for women's rights and also a teacher. When she inherits a New York City newspaper, she and her aunt (Oliver) head for New York. There they meet the chauvinistic editor Ken Morley (Pidgeon) who has never had a woman on staff. Not having met Martha, he assumes she will be no problem, just some midwest schoolteacher.

The first thing she does is get a story no one else could get. She then asks for a job as a reporter. He reluctantly okays it. When a major strike is looming, Martha goes on a hunt to find out what's happening and scoop the other papers.

Maureen O'Sullivan is gorgeous and vivacious; Edna May Oliver steals all the scenes she's in; and Pidgeon does a good job, despite not being quite the rugged chauvinist that perhaps Spencer Tracy would have been. Pidgeon was too gentlemanly.

Oliver was 54 when she made this film and 59 when she died, having played the old aunt for most of her career. Remarkable.

An enjoyable movie, nothing special.


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