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On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer Francey Brent and marries her after a whirlwind romance. But when he goes back ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Francey
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Peter
James Ellison ...
Keith
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Mrs. Morgan
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Mr. Morgan
Frances Mercer ...
Helen
Phyllis Kennedy ...
Jenny
Franklin Pangborn ...
Apt. Manager
Grady Sutton ...
Culpepper
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Waiter Captain
Alec Craig ...
Joseph
Willie Best ...
Porter
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Storyline

On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer Francey Brent and marries her after a whirlwind romance. But when he goes back home, he can't bring himself to tell his conservative, ultra-respected family about it. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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7 August 1938 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ardid femenino  »

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$703,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After four days of shooting in April 1937, James Stewart became ill, but then left to star in Of Human Hearts (1938). RKO considered replacing Stewart, but shelved the production until December 1937. Actors Donald Crisp and Fay Bainter (as well as others), who were cast in the original production, were replaced by Charles Coburn and Beulah Bondi. See more »

Quotes

Helen: I'm going to give you a piece of my mind...
Francey: Oh, I couldn't take the last piece!
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background music when Peter carries Francey in the room
Hummed by James Ellison when he brings in a wedding cake
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A Wonderful Gem...needs to be on DVD!
1 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On a rare showing on TCM, I fell in love with this movie! A wonderful pairing of the fiery Rogers and a timid Stewart, made the chemistry between the two believable.

On a trip to the city, Stewart meets, falls for, and marries Rogers only later realizing his staunch and rigid father would never approve. Taking her back to his small town, Stewart places her in a home for unmarried girls, until he can break the news to his father that he married a showgirl.

I loved the setting of this movie, and being in black and white only enhanced the scenes. If you liked "The Philadelphia Story" you'll love this! A classic boy-meets-girl, story with delightful humor and a believable romance...


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