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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Complete credited cast:
Joan Butterfield
Peggy O'Brien
Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
Mr. Stevens - Editor
Claude Gillingwater ...
Cyrus Butterfield
Arthur Lake ...
Flash Fisher
Etienne Girardot ...
Hinkley - Secretary
Detective O'Brien
Irving Bacon ...
Mr. Dobbs
Mr. Gorman
Syd Saylor ...
Robinson (as Sid Saylor)
J. Farrell MacDonald ...


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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Release Date:

14 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aí Vai Meu Coração  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to a New York Times article on 16 October 1938, the Citizen's Chiropractic Committee of New York State sued the film producers, authors and Alan Mowbray for $100,000 claiming damages to the profession. One doctor was very upset that the film implied it was possible to go through a chiropractic school through a correspondence course. The outcome of the suit is not known. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

The closing "The End" title is spelled out with seashells on a beach (white seashells for "The" and black ones for "End"). See more »


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 Surprising Treat
18 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was charming. I hadn't noticed Virginia Bruce before this movie and found that she was so appealing. Bruce runs away from grand dad to experience an "ordinary" life of less privilege. She winds up befriended by Patsy Kelly who takes her under her wing finding her a job at a department store. Bruce delightfully plays the part of the runaway heiress turned salesgirl. She meets up with a reporter, Fredric March who discovers that she is the missing heiress. The rest is played out with misconceptions and misunderstandings; the stuff that romance movies thrive on. I just saw her in "Flight Angels" with one of my favorites, Dennis Morgan and I was so happy to see her. It was like seeing an old friend. I am looking forward to discovering more of her movies.

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