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Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ellen Murray
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Douglas Hall
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Titus Jaywood
Fay Bainter ...
Ann Murray
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'Granny' Whitman
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Connie Nevins
Ian Hunter ...
Lewis Murray
Robert Homans ...
Sergeant Murphy
Edward Gargan ...
Police Officer
Spencer Charters ...
Angus Dibble
Lottie Williams ...
Martha
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Paul Panzer ...
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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25 February 1939 (USA)  »

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I vasilissa tou erotos  »

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Omaha, Nebraska, March 1, 1939: "The City Welfare Board has voted unanimously to ban 'Yes, My Darling Daughter' here. The film was scheduled to open tomorrow at the Brandeis. Action of the board followed a preview of the picture. Members reported there was a general objection to the theme of the movie. A small group of women representing church and other organizations attended the meeting. The stage version of the play is now in rehearsal at the Amaha Community Playhouse, scheduled to open March 6. The board will review it on March 2 at a Playhouse rehearsal. Reports from the Playhouse are to the effect that the play has been considerably altered." See more »

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Version of Älskling, jag ger mig (1943) See more »

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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
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Likable cast in once-racy comedy
20 December 2004 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Jeffrey Lynn gets a real bum rap by one reviewer on this site. He has an impossible part to play here, in which he's subjected to Priscilla Lane's endless platitudinous chatter. It's certainly refreshing to see a liberated woman in an old movie, but Lane's character is positively emasculating. Under the circumstances, Lynn does very well. Based on a popular play, this film was considered racy in 1939. Seen today, it's so innocuous, it's almost offensive! Needless to say, Lane retains her virginity even though she goes away for the weekend with boyfriend Lynn.

Forget the sociological implications, however, and you have a reasonably witty entertainment, successfully "opened up" from its stage origins.


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