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

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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

After four days of shooting in April 1937, James Stewart became ill, but then left to star in Of Human Hearts (1938). RKO considered replacing Stewart, but shelved the production until December 1937. Actors Donald Crisp and Fay Bainter (as well as others), who were cast in the original production, were replaced by Charles Coburn and Beulah Bondi. See more »

Quotes

Francey: I think she's wonderful.
Keith Morgan: She is. She was my favorite aunt before she married my uncle.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are listed on the glass panels of a revolving hat display. See more »

Connections

Featured in George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) See more »

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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Fabulous comedy!
8 August 2002 | by 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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