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Having Wonderful Time (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 July 1938 (USA)
Ginger Rogers, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chick Kirkland
Peggy Conklin ...
Fay Coleman
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Miriam
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Buzzy Armbruster
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Henrietta
Dorothea Kent ...
Maxine
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Itchy (as Richard 'Red' Skelton)
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P.U. Rogers
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Emil Beatty
Clarence Wilson ...
Mr. G (as Clarence H. Wilson)
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Maxwell Pingwell aka Mac
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Gus
Shimen Ruskin ...
Shrimpo
Dorothy Tree ...
Frances
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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1 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Having a Wonderful Time  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Red Skelton's first film. 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

Frances: Here comes old Ironsides.
Office Supervisor: What's the matter? Is there something wrong with your machine?
Teddy Shaw: Oh, no. Not at all.
Office Supervisor: This is an office, girls, not a social hall. You've been here long enough to know that. Or, have you been here, too long?
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Connections

Referenced in The Mad Miss Manton (1938) See more »

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 (southwest US) – 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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