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Having Wonderful Time (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 July 1938 (USA)
Teddy Shaw, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Chick Kirkland.

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Fay Coleman
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Itchy (as Richard 'Red' Skelton)
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P.U. Rogers
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Emil Beatty
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Mr. G (as Clarence H. Wilson)
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Maxwell Pingwell aka Mac
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Ginger Rogers, an overworked New York office girl, seeks 2 weeks of rest and relaxation at a camp in the Catskills. She is definitely not a happy camper because of the crowded and noisy conditions. She tries her best to fit in and, after an initial dislike, falls for college educated Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., a waiter at the camp. Ginger becomes suspicious of his motives, however, and he becomes alarmed when she spends an innocent night in the cabin of a rival suitor. All ends happily, however, as their love proves true enough and trust triumphs over suspicions. Written by Jim Corrigan

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Trivia

Ann Miller had a speaking part that was cut. See more »

Goofs

When Teddy states the line "But I've always wanted to" on the Bronx Express in talking to her friend Francis, the movement of Teddy's mouth does not match the word "wanted". See more »

Quotes

Chick Kirkland: Well, I don't want you to spread it about, but, when I get to be President, I'm going to...
Teddy Shaw: Oh, you're going to be President?
Chick Kirkland: Yeah, haven't you heard? Of course, I gotta get a job first, but, eh, any how, I'm going to make everyone work for two weeks and then they can spend the rest of the year looking at the moon.
Teddy Shaw: Oh, that's swell. Well, you got my vote.
Chick Kirkland: And of course being President, I get special privileges. Not only do I get to look at the moon, but, I get to look at you, too. Oh, I beg ...
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Soundtracks

My First Impression of You
(1938)
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Charles Tobias
Sung by Betty Jane Rhodes (uncredited) at the dance
Played also as background music
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similar plot as all the Rogers/Astair matchups
30 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

A cavalcade of stars - Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden (all together in Stage Door) This has Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Jack Carson, Donald Meek, Alan Lane (voice of Mr. Ed), Red Skelton, Grady Sutton (made all those W.C. Fields movies). As others have noted, movie lost a lot in translation from the original play, which would be politically incorrect these days. This show has Ginger Rogers in the same formula plot from the Fred Astaire movies, where boy meets girl, girl acts spoiled and insulted, and boy spends remainder of movie trying to make it up to girl. Unfortunately, the script and interaction between actors just isn't up to the par of those Fred Astair films, but it IS interesting to see all those actors in their early years.


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