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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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Release Date:

7 August 1938 (Finland)  »

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Vivacious Lady  »

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Budget:

$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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One of Ginger's BEST films!
9 February 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ.) – See all my reviews

This film is a joy from beginning to end! It's filled with many great comedic moments: Stewart getting drunk in the classroom, Roger's & Stewart's fiancee fighting in the garden (I read in Ginger's autobiography that she was wearing hockey shin guards when she was kicked!), when Ginger and her mother-in-law are dancing, and the latter's husband comes in (!).

The only "exasperating" part is Stewart's character's cowardice to tell his parents that he's married; but, without it, there wouldn't be any film!

The only Rogers film I personally like better than this film (and, only slightly) is "Bachelor Mother". But, SEE THIS!

Norm


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