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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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Cyrus Butterfield
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Charles Waldron (Dr. Snezrude), Joe King (Government Man), Pat Gleason (Steward), Kenneth Harlan (Officer), Joe McGuinn and George Ovey (Sailors), Jerry Colonna, William Irving, Billy Engle, Bobby Barber and Eddie Phillips (Gendarmes), Matt McHugh (Elevator Operator), Sydney Jarvis and Malcolm Waite (Elevator Men), Sarah Edwards (Elevator Passenger), Dell Henderson and Lionel Braham (Cops), Will Stanton (Drunk Passenger), George Humbert (Corn-Man), Duke York and George Burton (Dreymen) and Walter Walker (Attorney). 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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A Life on the Ocean Wave
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Epes Sargent
Sung a cappella by Fredric March
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Comedy Strained, But Not Destroyed
30 May 2004 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Hounded by the press, an heiress escapes from her stifling, pampered life and takes a job in her own department store.

Produced near the tail-end of the era of screwball comedies, THERE GOES MY HEART is certainly more enjoyable in its parts than in its whole. The film's plot is very silly and much too derivative of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934). Situations seem a bit forced and the comedy does not always flow very easily.

This unease attaches itself to the lead players. Distinguished actor Fredric March, playing a strong-willed reporter, seems rather unsteady with all the fatuous behavior about him. But at least he gets to indulge in a bit of energetic acting. Unlucky Virginia Bruce, while lovely, gets to be little more than a mannequin, her comic lines few and far between.

The film's real joviality comes from its supporting actors. Loudmouthed Patsy Kelly is wonderful as the noisy shop clerk who becomes Miss Bruce's pal--watching Patsy trying to recover her missing food in a cafeteria, or attempting to sell a vibrating belt exerciser, are comic highlights. Elderly Claude Gillingwater plays Miss Bruce's grumpy millionaire grandfather. Blustery Eugene Pallette is perfect as March's apoplectic editor.

Smaller roles are also well-cast: British Alan Mowbray as Patsy's chiropractic beau; preppy Arthur Lake as March's faithful photographer; chittering Etienne Girardot as Gillingwater's diminutive factotum; and J. Farrell MacDonald as a highly suspicious cop. Robert Armstrong--his glory days as Carl Denham, Kong's captor, half a decade behind him--is completely wasted in his tiny turn as a private detective.

Movie mavens will have no difficulty in spotting two wonderful performers making unbilled appearances: no-nonsense Marjorie Main shows up as a Butterfield's customer intent on buying a ‘fireless cooker' from Miss Bruce; and in the film's final moments look for silent screen clown Harry Langdon in a delightful cameo as a most helpful parson.


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