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Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)

 -  Comedy  -  13 January 1940 (USA)
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Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

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Major Terry
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Mr. Harper
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Girl in Bus
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Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

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They're back with a bang! ...and a BABY.

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Comedy

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13 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Baby Be Good  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Sequel to Brother Rat (1938), the film in which Ronald Reagan met his first wife Jane Wyman. See more »

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Follows Brother Rat (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 3rd movement
(1844) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played briefly when the violin is shown
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Even sillier than the first one

Someone, or maybe several someones, didn't pay enough attention to this sequel.

For one thing, the Jane Wyman character, for some reason never explained, or probably for no reason, has a different name. In the original, she was first called "Claire Adams" so potential dates wouldn't realize she was the daughter of the school commandant, Colonel Ramm.

In this sequel, she is named "Claire Terry" and her father is Major Terry.

While inexplicable, I guess the best approach is simply to suspend one's disbelief and enjoy the pleasant entertainment.

The story really isn't much, but the performers are among the most charming in Hollywood history.


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