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Vivacious Lady (1938)

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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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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
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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

In the film, the classroom assistant to James Stewart is referred to as Mr. Culpepper from Texas. Ginger Rogers' first husband was Edward Jackson Culpepper, known as 'Jack Pepper', from Texas. 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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Fabulous comedy!
8 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The only pairing of Ginger and Jimmy Stewart is a remarkable comedy with almost no wasted moments. Ginger's sex appeal is much in evidence in this film -- indeed, the film is full of sexual tension as Ginger and Jimmy strive to consummate their marriage -- but are constantly interrupted. In addition to many and varied bits of comedy, there is also a great little dance number where Ginger and Beluah Bondi (!) do the "Big Apple." The cast is perfect and the comedy is timeless. Too bad this is not out on video or DVD! One of the best Ginger solo starring efforts, and watchable again and again!


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