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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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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

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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Excellent movie/Two Thumbs Up
13 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie full of Love, Comedy, and Romance all in one excellent movie. We can't get enough of it! All actors did an excellent job in this one. This is one movie we will never get tired of. It is always so refreshing to find a movie like this. If you are feeling down and out this will be a excellent pick-me up.

I never really knew about Beulah Bondi who plays James Stewart's mom, she is great in this movie. In fact she played his mother in a few other movies. I just realized she was in Tammy and the Doctor (1963) as Annie Call and she was very good in that too.

If you like this movie with Ginger Rogers, you will also like "The Major and the Minor".

Another actor I never really knew about is James Ellison, who plays James Stewart's cousin. I really loved him in this movie and would love to see more of his movies. A real handsome man and love to hear his voice.


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