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There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  14 October 1938 (USA)
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Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a ... See full summary »

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Bill Spencer
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Joan Butterfield
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Peggy O'Brien
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Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
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Dorothy Moore
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Mr. Stevens - Editor
Claude Gillingwater ...
Cyrus Butterfield
Arthur Lake ...
Flash Fisher
Etienne Girardot ...
Hinkley - Secretary
Robert Armstrong ...
Detective O'Brien
Irving Bacon ...
Mr. Dobbs
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Mr. Gorman
Syd Saylor ...
Robinson (as Sid Saylor)
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
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Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a shop girl (Patsy Kelly) . The shop girl takes her in and gets her a job at the store which is part of a chain owned by the heiress. Unbeknownst to the newsworthy heiress, her true identity is known to a single reporter (March). Written by CComly

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Aí Vai Meu Coração  »

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Joan Butterfield: Well, it was having so much that made me realize how little I really had. I'll never go back to having so little again as long as I live.
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The closing "The End" title is spelled out with seashells on a beach (white seashells for "The" and black ones for "End"). See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Fredric March with modified lyrics
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Not a particularly great script, but excellent leads
14 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I think I liked this movie despite the rather formulaic and ridiculous plot because both Viginia Bruce and Frederic March did such a wonderful job with this romantic comedy from Hal Roach Productions.

Virginia is the grand-daughter of a very wealthy but extremely overprotective man. He won't let her go anywhere without him and sees danger around every corner. As a result, she is smothered and bored--aching to live a real life. She escapes and establishes a new identity as a regular working girl. However, reporter Frederic March finds out about the ruse and wants to exploit the woman for a buck. However, once they meet, sparks begin to fly and he is torn between riches and his new love.

You know about where the movie will end--after all, it's a formulaic romantic comedy from an era when the movies never dared stray from the expected course. However, how delicately and believably the stars follow this formula is what makes this film so worth watching. A cute and satisfying little film.

By the way, at the very end there is a cute little cameo by the silent screen star Harry Langdon as the preacher. While his best years in movies were long behind him, he did continue to do small roles in a variety of films over the years.


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