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Girl from Avenue A (1940)

 |  Comedy  |  9 August 1940 (USA)
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At the turn of the century a theatrically talented waif (Withers) is adopted by a wealthy family to encourage their playwright son (Taylor).

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Jane
Kent Taylor ...
MacMillan Forrester
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Lucy
Elyse Knox ...
Angela
Laura Hope Crews ...
Mrs. Forrester
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Van Dyne
Harry Shannon ...
Timson
Vaughan Glaser ...
Bishop Phelps
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Steve
Ann Shoemaker ...
Mrs. Maddox
George Humbert ...
Sylvester Gallupi
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At the turn of the century a theatrically talented waif (Withers) is adopted by a wealthy family to encourage their playwright son (Taylor).

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MERRY MISS MIXUP! (original ad - all caps)

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9 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Florecita del arroyo  »

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Lux Radio Theatre version starring Marion Davies and Joel McCrea aired 13 July 1936. See more »

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Version of The Brat (1931) See more »

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Let Us Dance at the Waldorf
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Written by Emil Newman
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