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We Who Are Young (1940)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 19 July 1940 (USA)
Two young office workers working at the same large firm secretly marry and defy their employer's policy against coworker fraternization. When the marriage is discovered, Margy (Turner) is ... See full summary »

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Marjorie White Brooks
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William Brooks
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C.B. Beamis
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Jones
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Tony
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Braddock
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R. Glassford
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Mrs. Weinstock
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Perkins
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Foreman (as Horace MacMahon)
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Two young office workers working at the same large firm secretly marry and defy their employer's policy against coworker fraternization. When the marriage is discovered, Margy (Turner) is fired. This causes the newlyweds to face serious financial struggles and Bill (Shelton) pursues desperate, perhaps even illegal, measures to make ends meet when the couple learn they are expecting their first baby!

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$362,000 (estimated)
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This film was initially telecast in Philadelphia Sunday 26 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Wednesday 19 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and by San Francisco 10 April 1959 on KGO (Channel 7); New York City televiewers finally got a look at it 3 January 1962 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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When Margy and Bill leave the office for lunch, briefly reflected in a store window, a crew member is visible sitting at the base of a loudspeaker on a stand.. See more »

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Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Played during the opening credits, and as background music and at the end
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Obviously, one of Dalton Trumbo's lesser efforts...
22 September 2011 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's easy to see that MGM was grooming LANA TURNER for stardom around this time. She has the pivotal role of a young wife whose husband has a hard time keeping his job under the strict rules of employer GENE LOCKHART. JOHN SHELTON is the husband who ends up desperately looking for work while his wife is expecting a baby and they have had to have all their furniture repossessed.

Shelton wasn't really a bad actor but MGM dropped him not long after the film was completed. But Lana shines as the sweet and wholesome wife who stands by her man during hard times. Shelton gets to spout off some dialogue that comes from Dalton Trumbo's slant on the Depression-era tactics and rules of the workplace.

Obviously, one of Trumbo's lesser scripts has been turned into a film that is more of a programmer than an A-film, despite a cast that includes Gene Lockhart, Grant Mitchell, Henry Armetta and Jonathan Hale. Prices mentioned for wages, rent and furniture are hilarious by today's standards.


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