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Irene (1940)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  3 May 1940 (USA)
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Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Neagle ...
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Mr. Smith
Alan Marshal ...
Bob Vincent
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Granny O'Dare
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Mrs. Vincent
Arthur Treacher ...
Bretherton
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Eleanor Worth
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Jane
Doris Nolan ...
Lillian
Stuart Robertson ...
Freddie
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Princess Minetti
Tommy Kelly ...
Michael
Juliette Compton ...
Mrs. Newlands Grey
Roxanne Barkley ...
Helen
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Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob's latest venture, the "Madame Lucy" dress shop, in order to give Irene a job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Smith, the manager assigns Irene and other models to display gowns at Mrs. Vincent's charity ball, but Irene ruins the gown she was to wear, and appears instead in a quaint blue dress that had belonged to her mother... and it is a big hit. A guest, Princess Minetti, places her as the niece of Ireland's Lady O'Dare, and Irene does not deny the relationship. Smith decides to set her up in a Park Avenue suite as the niece of Lady O'Dare, so that she can attend socially important gatherings wearing and displaying, of course, Madame Lucy gowns. A jealous model tells the truth to a newspaper columnist who writes an expose, which somewhat ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Siren Irene... You'll Love Her On The Screen... A Miss In Distress Or Gay Adventuress?


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3 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Irène  »

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Trivia

About twenty-five minutes of this film are in color, from the moment that Irene (Anna Neagle) enters the ballroom dressed in her blue gown, up through the moment when she returns home and sings the song "Alice Blue Gown". See more »

Quotes

Donald 'Don' Marshall: I understand discretion is your middle name.
Bretherton, the Butler: Mr. Marshall, if butlers told all they knew, society would be a shambles.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are presented by marionette figures of Anna Neagle and Ray Milland. See more »

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Version of Irene (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Worthy of You
(1940) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy
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This movie is surprisingly enjoyable.
28 November 1998 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on AMC one rainy Sunday afternoon last month. I saw that it was listed as a musical and, not being a huge fan of the genre, I was a bit apprehensive. But, I did get hooked on it after about 10 minutes or so and watched the entire thing. Even worse.. I LOVED it!! It was a charming and funny film that I recommend to all those who love a good black and white movie afternoon.


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