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Keeping Company (1940)

Passed | | Drama | 27 December 1940 (USA)
A real estate agent and his wife try to advise their eldest daughter about marriage.

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Harry C. Thomas
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Mary Thomas
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Ted Foster
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Mrs. Thomas
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Mr. Hellman
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Harriet Thomas
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Anastasia Atherton
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Jim Reynolds (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
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Evelyn Thomas
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Mrs. Foster
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A real estate agent and his wife try to advise their eldest daughter about marriage.

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IT'S THRILLING...to be young and in love!

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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Mary se enamora  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

If the name of the car Ted is selling sounds familiar - nine years after the release of this film, the Dodge division of Chrysler came out with its Coronet model in 1949. It was in production until 1959, and was brought back in 1965 until 1976. See more »

Goofs

When Ted and Mary are arguing about Anastasia, the amount of water in the pitcher and glass she keeps drinking from varies. See more »

Quotes

Harriet Thomas: [to Anastasia after tripping her up in the park] Sometimes girls like you go down and down until at last they fall victim to narcotics!
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Followed by This Time for Keeps (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Whistled by Frank Morgan
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Studio contract players make the film
1 December 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Frank Morgan is a little less of a bumbler, but still as lovable as he usually is in this MGM family comedy where the studio got to use a lot of its B list players.

Keeping Company has Morgan and Irene Rich as the parents of three daughters, Ann Rutherford, Gloria DeHaven, and Virginia Weidler in descending order. Weidler is horning in on the little Miss Fixit roles that Deanna Durbin had a Universal. Only she doesn't sing.

Rutherford the oldest has a couple of car salesmen who work for Gene Lockhart panting hot and heavy after her. Rutherford chooses and marries John Shelton instead of Dan Dailey, but Shelton has the older and more experienced Virginia Grey looking to come between them.

Keeping Company is the studio system at its best. None of MGM's name contract players head the cast to guarantee box office. This one played at the bottom of double features. But the people I've listed in this film are what made a lot of MGM's features so popular and if the audience didn't know their names their faces were indelibly imprinted on their minds. When a Frank Morgan came on the scene you could almost guarantee what was to come and you eagerly expected it.

An enjoyable family comedy that holds up well today.


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