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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
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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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