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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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Cast

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Francey Morgan
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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
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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

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 3, 1945 with James Stewart reprising his film role. 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

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background music when Peter carries Francey in the room
Hummed by James Ellison when he brings in a wedding cake
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Very sexy romantic comedy
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit to being a fan of romantic comedies. This is one of the very best. Stewart and Rogers are fantastic and surrounded by a great cast - most particularly Beulah Bondi and Grady Sutton.

The best part for 21st century viewers of the "ancient" classic is the amount of sexual tension the director (and Stewart and Rogers) put in the film. The scenes with the murphy bed in Roger's apartment are among the funniest and sexiest every filmed. I'm surprised this got by the censors back then! The pace of the film is excellent, the characters are charming, the romance is engaging, the acting is superb, and the writing is even more so.

Why this is not available on DVD is beyond me. If you get the chance, watch this film.


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