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Girls' School (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  30 September 1938 (USA)
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Natalie Freeman
Nan Grey ...
Linda Simpson
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Michael Hendragin
Dorothy Moore ...
Betty Fleet
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Miss Laurel
Marjorie Main ...
Miss Armstrong
Margaret Tallichet ...
Gwennie
Peggy Moran ...
Myra
Kenneth Howell ...
Edgar
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George
Cecil Cunningham ...
Miss Brewster
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Simpson
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Heather Thatcher ...
Miss Brackett
Virginia Howell ...
Miss MacBeth
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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 »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Nan Grey
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1930's programmer is strictly fluff for teen-aged girls...
19 September 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For starters, ANNE SHIRLEY, wearing a dark bathrobe with white collar design, looks exactly like Olivia de Havilland in an early scene from THE DARK MIRROR. I always thought they resembled each other strongly, but never more so than in this film.

The story is the same old trite stuff about the petty squabbles among girls at a boarding school who become upset when the school monitor (Anne Shirley) has to report their extra-curricular activities to the school principal (GLORIA HOLDEN). Pretty blonde NAN GREY becomes the primary target when Shirley spies her coming home late after a night out.

You know the material is dated when the girls are gathered to listen to a speech "on a very important subject--charm", by an aristocratic lady foolishly extolling the virtues of exuding charm, the most important ingredient young ladies of the world are supposed to have in 1938, no matter how air-headed they are. Charm is distinctly lacking in the screenplay.

Although Anne Shirley plays her teen role with an overabundance of energetic innocence, it's hard to see why Selznick, a year later, tested her for Melanie in "Gone with the Wind". At least, not on the basis of this girlish performance.

It's the kind of B-film you can easily skip without missing anything.


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