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[to Anastasia after tripping her up in the park]
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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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