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Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 February 1939 (USA)
Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist ... See full summary »

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Ellen Murray
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Douglas Hall
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Titus Jaywood
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Ann Murray
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'Granny' Whitman
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Connie Nevins
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Lewis Murray
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Spencer Charters ...
Angus Dibble
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Peter (scenes deleted)
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Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist cabin at a rural lake. Her family is shocked that a young unmarried woman would engage in such amoral activity. The comic plot develops as Ellen argues her case for women's freedom and independence, trying to win over her mother, grandmother, and other dubious relatives. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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I vasilissa tou erotos  »

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Trivia

The play originally opened in New York City, New York, USA on 9 February 1937 and ran for 405 performances. See more »

Quotes

'Granny' Whitman: You know the only thing that puzzles me is why the good Lord invented such beautiful things as the trees and the flowers and birds - and then had to go invent sex!
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Version of Älskling, jag ger mig (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer
One line sung a cappella by May Robson
Played as background music
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Decent period film with great acting
15 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's clear that Warners was attempting to repeat the same success they had with "Four Daughters" right down to casting a number of the same actors. Rolland Young and Fay Bainter (along with the wonderful May Robson) are among my favorite character actors of the era.

Priscilla Lane is just fine, but Jeffrey Lynn really isn't a particular good actor. Yes, he was fine in "All This and Heaven Too", but he's dull as dishwater in "A Letter to Three Wives". Joseph Mankiewicz referred to him as a "leaner" - a weak actor. He was right.

All in all, it's a very watchable Warners programmer of the late 1930's. I can think better ways to waste my time.


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