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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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7 August 1938 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ardid femenino  »

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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

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

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played as background music often
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Fabulous comedy!
8 August 2002 | by (USA) – 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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