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Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 7 August 1938 (Finland)
A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

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Airs Thu. Mar. 02, 4:30 AM on TCM

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Francey
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Peter Morgan, Jr.
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Keith Morgan
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Martha Morgan
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Peter Morgan, Sr.
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Helen
Phyllis Kennedy ...
Jenny
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Apartment Manager
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Culpepper - Teaching Assistant
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Charlie - Waiter Captain
Alec Craig ...
Joseph - Chauffeur
Willie Best ...
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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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Release Date:

7 August 1938 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ardid femenino  »

Box Office

Budget:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Since Ginger's legs were insured for $500,000 they were strapped with boards and padded for protection during the fight scene. Filming on The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) started soon after this film wrapped, and RKO could not afford to have an injured musical star. 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

Down By the Old Mill Stream
(1910) (uncredited)
Written by Tell Taylor
Played as background music when Peter and Francey emerge from the canoe
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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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