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Young People (1940)

 -  Drama  -  30 August 1940 (USA)
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small ... See full summary »

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Wendy
Jack Oakie ...
Joe Ballantine
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Kit Ballantine
Arleen Whelan ...
Judith
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Mike Shea
Kathleen Howard ...
Hester Appleby
Minor Watson ...
Dakin
Frank Swann ...
Fred Willard
Frank Sully ...
Jeb
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Maria Liggett
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Stinchfield
Irving Bacon ...
Otis
Charles Halton ...
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Arthur Aylesworth ...
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Olin Howland ...
Station Master
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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FUN and songs! Fun AND songs! Fun and SONGS! ...DANCES TOO!

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30 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Gente Nova  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The Mason-Dixon Line
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and Danced by Jack Oakie and Charlotte Greenwood
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A possible first?
2 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is certainly not a bad film if one accepts the fact that Shirley is growing up. There is a predictability to it, for sure but can anyone deny the all-the-more-so predictability of every Astair-Rogers film? We still love them, don't we? Young People suffers from a mediocrity that gives it a feel of a second rate Andy Hardy film, but it has a way of growing on you. My daughter and wife occasionally can be heard humming "5th Avenue" a very catchy number from the film.

I wonder if anyone out there noticed the scene when Shirley, reading the paper in the parlor, points out casually to her parents that an old show biz acquaintance is going to appear on "television"! This may be the first time the new (very very new) medium is mentioned in a "throw-out" line. Any comments?


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