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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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Margy Brooks
John Shelton ...
William Brooks
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C.B. Beamis
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Jones
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Tony
Jonathan Hale ...
Braddock
Clarence Wilson ...
R. Glassford
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Judge
Hal K. Dawson ...
Salesman
John Butler ...
Mr. Peabody
Irene Seidner ...
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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19 July 1940 (USA)  »

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$362,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film resulted in a loss of $103,000 for MGM ($1,775,000 in 2016 dollars). See more »

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Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
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Every cliché in the book!
28 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Unlike previous commentary here, I thought that both principal actors did a good job (Lana Turner and John Shelton), but even good acting by the principals and the bit players as well, can't rescue a terrible plot. Honestly, I think this had every cliché and/or hackneyed phrase in the book, and almost every plot point followed a tired (and very stupid) formula. Here's an example: The couple learns they are pregnant, but they don't have money for a private doctor to deliver the baby. Wifey says, "I'll happily go to a clinic," but husband, in pure idiocy, claims that "No wife of mine will be going to a clinic!" Which promptly causes him to take out usurious payday loans, which make for terrible troubles that cause them to hit rock bottom for a while. I am SHOCKED that Dalton Trumbo wrote the script! I mean - Jeez - that's the guy who wrote "Spartacus" and "Roman Holiday"! In any case, this is worth watching only if you're in the mood to see a young Lana Turner, an underrated male actor in the lead, and what must have been Dalton Trumbo's C- attempt at a script when he was in Middle School.


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