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Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  14 January 1938 (USA)
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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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Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee
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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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Brava Gladys!
29 June 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This gives the superb Gladys George a good, meaty role. The plot is a bit well-worn. But she is in all her glory as a temperamental grand lady of the stage with a heart of gold. (The plot involves no drinking on her part, which is a nice change from the general typecasting her tough voice and soft manner brought.) Let's get one thing clear: The title means nothing. It seems slapped on out of desperation. What romantic title could not be called "Love Is A Headache"? From "Gone With the Wind" to "Mala Noche," with many stops in between, there could have been hundreds of movies with that title.

The supporting cast is fun. Franchot Tone is fine. Mickey Rooney and Virginia Weidler are real pros.

Though I liked this primarily because of Ms. George, I have to say that Rooney shines. He had that quality the camera loved that certain big stars had. Marilyn Monroe is one of them. When either of these two appeared in a movie's early scenes, the audience sits up and says "Whoa! Who is THIS?"


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