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Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  7 August 1938 (Finland)
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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
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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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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)  »

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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

This film is one of five times that Beulah Bondi portrayed James Stewart's mother. The others are: It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Of Human Hearts (1938) and once on his television series, The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971). 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

You'll Be Reminded of Me
(1938)
by George Jessel Jack Meskill Ted Shapiro
Played during the opening and closing credits
Sung by Ginger Rogers (uncredited) at the nightclub
Played as background music often
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A fun comedy with two top line actors
10 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie on AMC a couple of weeks ago, and had never seen it before. I am a fan of James Stewart, and was surprised to see him opposite Ginger Rogers......The two worked great together! This movie had some great lines and some very funny scenes. Willie Best, who plays the train cabin steward is very funny. Jimmy is a college professor who marry's a show girl. On his arrival home he has to get the nerve up to tell his parents about his marriage, especially his father. His father is the very staunch President of the University where Jimmy teaches, and is very hung up on appearances and the reputation of his name and family. The interaction between Ginger and Jimmy's old girl friend are quit good as is that of Jimmy's mom and Ginger. I would recommend this movie to anyone.


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