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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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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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The bit of poetry that Jaywood quotes when first meeting Granny is by the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). See more »

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Ellen Murray: I'd rather be humiliated than disappointed.
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Version of Älskling, jag ger mig (1943) See more »

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Yes, My Darling Daughter
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening and end credits
Played as background music often
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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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