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There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 14 October 1938 (USA)
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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Joan Butterfield
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Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
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Mr. Stevens - Editor
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Cyrus Butterfield
Arthur Lake ...
Flash Fisher
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Hinkley - Secretary
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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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Comedy | Romance

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14 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aí Vai Meu Coração  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 18 September 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Joan Butterfield: You don't do your own laundry do you?
Peggy O'Brien: Oh yes, this is my maid's year off!
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The opening credits are shown as if viewed through a ship's porthole. See more »

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John Brown's Body
(1859) (uncredited)
(Sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn Of the Republic")
Music by William Steffe (1856)
Lyrics by Thomas Brigham Bishop (1859)
Sung a cappella by Fredric March, Eugene Pallette and Arthur Lake
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A Fireless Cooker
2 May 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Beautiful blonde Virginia Bruce (as Joan Butterfield) is "one of the richest heiresses in the world," but can't find happiness among the yacht set, so she runs away from home to join the huddled masses in New York City. Quickly, Ms. Bruce meets brassy Pasty Kelly (as Peggy O'Brien), who helps her get a job in a department store. Don't tell anyone, but the department store is owned by Bruce's wealthy family. Bruce enjoys her life as a commoner, pretending to be "Joan Baker", and rooming with Ms. Kelly. But, she is being pursued by handsome reporter Fredric March (as Bill Spencer), who is assigned to find the missing heiress. How long will it take before they fall in love…

This film seems to be most often compared to "It Happened One Night", but is really more like several other films. The mistaken identity, or going-undercover-as-a-poor-department-store-worker and falling-in-love plot is much more akin to films like Kathleen Norris' "My Best Girl" (with the genders reversed). Imitation can be the sincerest form of flattery, but "There Goes My Heart" is much more derivative than fresh. There are intermittently funny moments - for example, Kelly's demonstrating how to use a "Vibrato" while a deadpan Marjorie Main tries to buy a "Fireless Cooker". Nancy Carroll, who left films after this appearance, is obviously underutilized. And, watch for Harry Langdon as an opportunistic minister, near the film's end.

***** There Goes My Heart (10/13/38) Norman Z. McLeod ~ Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly


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