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The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 October 1939 (USA)
Movie opens with a murder involving gangster. Gangster's girl goes to stay with mother. Mother is the housekeeper for upper class family with an attractive son. Family returns early from ... See full summary »

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Hilda
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Deakon Maxwell
John Hubbard ...
Robert Randall
William Gargan ...
Ed O'Malley
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Benny
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Olga
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Editor Wilson
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Floyd
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Gladys
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Lefty
John Hyams ...
Professor Randall
Leila McIntyre ...
Mrs. Randall
Luis Alberni ...
Veroni
Rosina Galli ...
Mrs. Veroni
Tom Dugan ...
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Movie opens with a murder involving gangster. Gangster's girl goes to stay with mother. Mother is the housekeeper for upper class family with an attractive son. Family returns early from vacation. Gangster's gang follows girl to house, police follow. Comedy ensures.

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5 Men Ran After THE HOUSEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER...Who Treated Them Like She Hadn't Oughter! See more »

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26 October 1939 (USA)  »

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Criada para Amar  »

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(TCM print)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 14 August 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Adolphe Menjou
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Joan Bennett Shows Some Leg
15 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Joan Bennett is tempting as "The Housekeeper's Daughter". Ms. Bennett is given some great lines, fine direction (Hal Roach), and neat things to do - like putting those thigh bells on! She has a past, which comes back to haunt... she was involved with Victor Mature and a bunch of gangsters. Bennett desires the son in the house she tends, and he is a reporter working on a crime which begins to involve Bennett's past life. There is an interesting accidental "Houseboat Murder" to solve. Adolphe Menjou and William Gargan are okay as a couple of reporters. Overall, I found the "slapstick" is often more annoying than enjoying.

"Benny" makes a mean cup of coffee.

**** The Housekeeper's Daughter (10/26/39) Hal Roach ~ Joan Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, William Gargan


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