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The Feminine Touch (1941)

 -  Comedy  -  October 1941 (USA)
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John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Julie Hathaway
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Prof. John Hathaway
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Nellie Woods
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Elliott Morgan, Publisher
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Captain Makepeace Liveright
Gordon Jones ...
Rubber-Legs Ryan
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Shelley Mason, Critic
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Freddie Bond, Elliott's Lawyer
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Dean Hutchinson, Digby College
David Clyde ...
Brighton, Elliot's Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forrester Harvey ...
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John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy published. John and Julie go to Elliott Morgan Publishing to discuss his book. Being that it is highly technical and boring, Nellie wants to focus on the small part about couples that she thinks will sell. But it soon becomes apparent that everyone is more intrigued by Julie than the book. Elliott tries to make advances on Julie while Nellie is more interested in John than his book. Julie, however, is worried about John, while John, who wrote the book on jealousy, seems oblivious to it and thinks that he knows everything about jealousy. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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October 1941 (USA)  »

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All Woman  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Nellie Woods: [to Elliott] If you're lying, I'll kill you and go to the chair with a song on my lips.
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References Tugboat Annie (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Academic Festival Overture in C, Op. 80
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Variations played as part of the score when the college sign is shown
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Four Pros At Work
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was made in the days when dialogue was king, and this dialogue requires the viewer to pay attention. There are elements of Rosalind Russel's performance in "His Girl Friday" with stinging repartee delivered subtly by the four stars. Good acting is required here too, because much is conveyed through the actors eyes. Scenes with Russell, Francis, Heflin, and Ameche all on screen at once are a real treat, and no one upstages anyone else. I would guess they had fun making this funny picture, which is underrated by many people who do not follow the actors' exchanges.

Look too, for Robert Ryan who is uncredited in his early pre-war days, and an uncredited song by a barely 21 year-old Peggy Lee, who had just joined Benny Goodman's Band; and oh, my, you can hear her rich, cool, perfect pitch starting to come alive.


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