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Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 14 January 1938 (USA)
A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

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A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

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Roars. Romance. Thrills.

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Comedy | Romance

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14 January 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Amor é uma Dor de Cabeça  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Wednesday 11 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 14 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11); in New York City, its earliest documented airing did not take place until 5 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Better than aspirin
26 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the late 1930s, MGM turned out some high-concept programmers that are fun to watch. None of these, to my knowledge, cause migraines-- just fits of laughter. Love Is a Headache is one of these charming films.

The story, which is rather simplistic, is about a fading actress (Gladys George) who adopts two street urchins as a publicity stunt. The urchins are portrayed by Mickey Rooney and Virginia Weidler, who convey a realistic and believable sibling relationship. (The studio would re-team Rooney and Weidler in a few other films, notably in an installment of the Andy Hardy series.)

The picture also benefits from the presence of MGM contract player Franchot Tone (who was Mr. Joan Crawford at this time). Tone plays Miss George's love interest and is in all likelihood going to become a daddy to the two urchins. It's nice to see him in more of a 'family'-type comedy.


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