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Her First Romance (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 25 December 1940 (USA)
A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Linda Strong
Wilbur Evans ...
Philip Niles
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Eileen Strong (as Jacqueline Wells)
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John Gilman
Judith Linden ...
Marian Strong
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Donald Whiting
Marian Kerby ...
Katy (as Marion Kirby)
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Susie Sloan (as Marla Dwyer)
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Mrs. Whiting
Ray Hirsch ...
Student Butch
Alexandria Moreland ...
Co-Ed Gladys Jones
Edwin Brian ...
Student
Julie Sheldon ...
Co-Ed Nancy
John Adamson ...
Student Friday
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A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.

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Drama | Musical

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Approved
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25 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Right Man  »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Title erroneously printed as "Her Last Romance" in 1940 Edith Fellows personal appearance ads. See more »

Quotes

Philip Niles: Here you have many charming young boys, have you made any plans for future?
Linda Strong: Oh yes, I have made very capital plans. Become a nice old maid, make jams and jellies, sit in a quiet and do good work for the rest of my life.
Philip Niles: May I ask why?
Linda Strong: Robert Burns said the best a man one can get is found under. I am counting on it.
Philip Niles: That's unusual for a girl of your age!
Linda Strong: Mr Crusoe, when Juliet was my age, she had been dead for years.
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Remade as I de lyse nætter (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Life
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Arrangement of a musical theme by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sung by Wilbur Evans
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A work filled with treats.
29 August 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

A musical comedy starring Wilbur Evans and Edith Fellows, this work is based upon a Gene Stratton-Porter novel that is the fundament for Adele Comandini's typically sentimental and breezy screenplay, with the diminutive Fellows successfully advancing beyond her child star phase, attracting suitors as so many fireflies in a variation of the ugly duckling motif. Light opera standout Evans, a bass-baritone, and Fellows, a pleasing soprano, perform several works from classical and traditional repertoires, including several duets, and are as well a pleasing romantic pair, with the narrative concerning several intertwined relationships of the heart, with appropriate hindrances, all settled with good taste. The lovely Fellows, only 17 when this was filmed, fetchingly portrays a girl of the same age fulfilling duties as Cupid while gradually hoeing her own beaux, and there is competent support from a cast that includes Alan Ladd, Jacqueline Wells, and Judith Linden, with a particularly fine performance by the seldom-seen stage trained Marian Kerby as an Irish housekeeper/cook.


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