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Dramatic School (1938)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  9 December 1938 (USA)
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Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night. She daydreams and "acts" her way ... See full summary »

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Jean Chatburn ...
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Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night. She daydreams and "acts" her way through life, and her fellow students at school begin to suspect her stories are just that - fabrications. After Louise begins to weave an actual meeting with a debonair playboy into a fantasy of club dates and romance, her co-student Nana discovers the lie when she too meets the playboy. Nana sets a trap for Louise, and the result is an end to one fantasy and the realization of another. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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Drama | Romance

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Coups de théâtre  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This was Luise Rainer's last film for M-G-M, the studio for which she had worked since her arrival in the United States four years previously. See more »


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I've Got a Heavy Date
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Surprisingly good film
13 January 2010 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I was expecting a film barely worth the effort to watch, because of the other reviews,and the fact I'd never heard of it. I was surprised its reviews or obscurity were not true. The story was interesting, and I thought Luise Rainier brought a fey sort of innocence to the part. Her Louise was the perfect foil to the cynical, bitter characters of Nana and Therese. Ranier seems a combination of Hedy Lamar and Ingrid Bergman.

Gale Sondergaard was very good here, as was Goddard. It was interesting to watch such eventual major stars as Lana Turner and Ann Rutherford at the dawn of their careers.


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