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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.

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Pamela Drake
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Georgia Drake
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John Arlen
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Governor Allen
Henry Stephenson ...
Captain Andrew
Cecilia Loftus ...
Sara Frankenstein
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Sidney Simpson
Lewis Howard ...
Freddie Miller
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Karl Ober
Fritz Feld ...
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Virginia Brissac ...
Miss Holden
Romaine Callender ...
Evans
Joe King ...
First Mate Kelly
Mary Kelley ...
Governor's Wife
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.

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S.Z. Sakall's American film debut. See more »

Quotes

Karl Ober: I can't work in New York anyway. Is this place far from here?
Pamela Drake: Oh, no, Mr. Ober, it's only Maine. You know where Maine is!
Karl Ober: No.
Pamela Drake: Oh, it's practically a few minutes from here! You could write fine there.
Sidney Simpson: 'A few minutes'!
Pamela Drake: [to Sidney, blithely] Yes!
[to Ober]
Pamela Drake: That's all, really.
Karl Ober: [wagging his finger] Then it isn't quiet enough. I have to go further away from New York.
Pamela Drake: Oh, good - it *is* far away! Takes a whole day to get there.
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Gypsy Lullaby
(1940)
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Kay Francis (uncredited)
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The Material Fritters Away Its Stars
17 May 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

The first part almost sparkles as Durbin sings and mixes with other youngsters. Then Pidgeon enters the picture and the movie bogs down in a romantic mix-up as implausibly an 18-year old Durbin and an adult Francis compete for the 42-year old male lead. Trouble is the movie stretches out the slender material, while director Seiter's pacing lacks needed snap. Nonetheless, Durbin's star quality comes through. Her more mature dramatic scenes are convincing for one so young. Still, I could have taken more of her usual bounce, while that last song (Ave Maria)-- of only three -- appears to have wandered in from another movie. I guess it's to reassure the audience of Durbin's basic innocence. All in all, the film fritters away its three outstanding performers with a lackluster script and pedestrian direction. Fortunately, they would all go on to better things.


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