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Mannequin (1937)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 January 1938 (USA)
Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »

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John L. Hennessey
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Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money into remarriage with Eddie. His plan goes awry at several points. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Romance of a Shopgirl's Millions

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This film received its initial telecasts Monday 14 January 1957 in Philadelphia on WFIL (Channel 6) and Tuesday 15 January 1957 in Los Angeles on KTTV (Channel 11); its San Francisco television premiere occurred 2 May 1960 on KGO (Channel 7) and it was first telecast in New York City 3 September 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Jessie Cassidy: Aww... the battle you put up isn't worth the chicken salad you get. And besides, Eddie wouldn't want me to go.
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Always and Always
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Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Joan Crawford (uncredited)
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Joan, and a lot of help from her friends
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

When TCM ran this flick recently, the host observed that Crawford, while not exactly thrilled about sharing the spotlight with Tracy, did take care to scale her performance down so that her usual overplaying wouldn't look wildly out of place. She's still false -- all eyebrows and key lighting -- but she does have star quality, and she's playing a very appealing, practical rags-to-riches lady. Tracy brought his usual sincerity to another appealing role, and Borzage brought his characteristic lyricism -- the whole movie seems quiet and understated, not at all tainted by the typical MGM frou-frou. The dialogue has snap, the plot has pace, and there are unusual touches: Note the scene in the subway car, and how charmingly and inconclusively it ends. Maybe this was considered standard MGM claptrap in its day, but it holds up remarkably well and somehow feels modern. The issues haven't really dated. Maybe today's Joan Crawford, Julia Roberts, could do a remake?


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