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It Started with Eve (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 September 1941 (USA)
A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Reynolds
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Jonathan 'Johnny' Reynolds Jr.
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Bishop Maxwell
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Gloria Pennington
Catherine Doucet ...
Mrs. Pennington (as Catharine Doucet)
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Doctor Harvey
Charles Coleman ...
Roberts - Butler
Leonard Elliott ...
Reverend Henry Stebbins
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Raven
Gus Schilling ...
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Harry - Newspaper Editor
Dorothea Kent ...
Jackie Donovan
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Nurse
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Storyline

A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The Most Romantic Riot Since Eve Gave Adam the Applesauce! See more »


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26 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casi un ángel  »

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Budget:

$1,166,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While making this film at Universal, Robert Cummings was also making "Kings Row" at Warners, so he was rushing from one studio to the other to play two completely different types of roles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Newspaper Editor: Ain't it pretty!
[shows staff the newspaper's front page mock-up with screamer headline "JONATHAN REYNOLDS DEAD"]
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Connections

Remade as Lux Video Theatre: It Started with Eve (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' Home
(uncredited)
from Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World"
Music by Antonín Dvorák
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Deanna the invincible !
25 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

She was a great singer; and this film proves she was an engaging, charming actress as well. She more than holds her own with the incomparable Laughton (only 41 when he made this) and is paired very well with "Uncle" Bob Cummings (so well remembered for his 50s sitcom.)And there are some great supporting players on hand: Walter Catlett, Clara Blandick, Irving Bacon, etc.

This is a winning combination film, somewhat derivative of others in the past, but fresh in many ways. One reviewer mentioned the set design and one wonders what it would have been like in color. The costumes are also pretty special.

Deanna only made a handful of films, but this is one of the best. A real feel good time. Enjoy!


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