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Girls' School (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 September 1938 (USA)
A student monitor at a girls' school reports one of the popular girls for staying out late and faces the scorn of her fellow pupils.

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Cast

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Natalie Freeman
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Linda Simpson
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Michael Hendragin
Dorothy Moore ...
Betty Fleet
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Miss Laurel
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Miss Armstrong
Margaret Tallichet ...
Gwennie
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Myra
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Edgar
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George
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Miss Brewster
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Mr. Simpson
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Miss Brackett
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Miss MacBeth
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A student monitor at a girls' school reports one of the popular girls for staying out late and faces the scorn of her fellow pupils.

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With 50 beautiful stars of tomorrow.

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Comedy

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30 September 1938 (USA)  »

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The Romantic Age  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Doran (Miss Smith) and Franklin Pangborn (M'sieur) are in studio records/casting call lists for those roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Nan Grey
Also in the score near the end
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I recommend this film strongly to anyone with a genuine love of cinema
17 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

What is there to possibly say about a film with such depth, such breadth and such vision? Bringing to mind the work of a young Howard Hawks, the breathtaking scope of the 1938 Girls' School leaves this reviewer baffled as to the lack of attention it received from that year's Academy Awards - perhaps the consequence of being light years ahead of its time in both theme and content. Even so, the incredible, timeless cinematography should have made it a cast-iron certainty for recognition.

Perhaps it was also a consequences of the Academy's well-known reluctance to recognize comedic brilliance, as few films can have tickled the ribs of so many as this work of outstanding genius.

I recommend this film strongly to anyone with a genuine love of avant-garde cinema, and anyone who wants to see a sure fire winner for all the family.


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