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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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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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The AFI Catalog lists (with character names) Cy Kendall (Arnold), Bert Roach (Bert Crouch) and Joe Yule (Mr. Alberts) in the cast, but they were not seen in the movie. The Motion Picture Guide (by Nash and Ross, Cinebooks, Inc., Chicago 1985) also lists Henry O'Neill as a cast member, but he was not seen in the film either. See more »

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When Ted goes into their darkened bedroom to talk to Mary after the concert - basketball game mix-up, the "moonlight" in the window goes out a beat before Ted can turn on the bedside table lamp. See more »

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Mr. Hellman: I don't appreciate your wife...
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Followed by This Time for Keeps (1942) See more »

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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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An enjoyable little domestic comedy
21 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

The film begins in the Thomas household. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Frank Morgan and Irene Rich) have three daughters...Mary (Ann Rutherford), Evelyn (Gloria DeHaven) and Harriet (Virginia Weidler). Most of the film is about Mary and her relationship with Ted (John Shelton)--a young who she marries about midway through the picture. However, things are not perfect between Ted and Mary, as they are overly idealistic about how easy life will be...and when they end up having a misunderstanding it turns into a huge fight that might just destroy the marriage. In the midst of this is befuddled Mr. Thomas...who just wants everything to be quiet!

The acting is nice in this one and it's nice to see Morgan playing someone who is less stupid than his usual characters. The script is enjoyable and breezy but nothing extraordinary. All in all, worth seeing and fun.


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