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

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'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 »

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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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Priscilla Lane Leads Ensemble Cast
1 August 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

While this story of an unmarried couple's weekend together is obviously tame by today's standards, Yes, My Darling Daughter does have a moment or two that is a bit on the racier side. Well, at least for the time it was made.

Led by the beautiful and unfairly underrated 'Lane, Priscilla' (qv), this movie has a good ensemble cast, with maybe the exception of Jeffrey Lynn.

While Lynn has been likable in his other movies with Priscilla Lane, i. e. _Four Daughters (1938)_ (qv) and _Roaring Twenties, The (1939)_ (qv), he doesn't come across as the most likeable character. Or the brightest, either. In other words, if Priscilla Lane asked me to spend a weekend with her, platonic or otherwise, I think I would show a little more enthusiasm than he did!

Anyway, Yes, My Darling Daughter is worth watching, thanks in no small part to the aforementioned Miss Lane.


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