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Million Dollar Baby (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 1941 (USA)
An older woman discovers that her multi-million dollar fortune was based on embezzlement, so she sets out to right the wrong. She goes to America to meet the young woman who is the one and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pamela McAllister
Jeffrey Lynn ...
James Amory
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Peter Rowan
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Cornelia Wheelwright
Lee Patrick ...
Josie La Rue
Helen Westley ...
Mrs. Galloway
George Barbier ...
Marlin
Nan Wynn ...
Flo
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Dr. Patterson
Walter Catlett ...
Mr. Simpson
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Grayson
Richard Carle ...
George
John Ridgely ...
Ollie Ward
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Diana Bennet
James Burke ...
Callahan
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An older woman discovers that her multi-million dollar fortune was based on embezzlement, so she sets out to right the wrong. She goes to America to meet the young woman who is the one and only heir to the embezzled man years before. She works in a department store, in love with a struggling pianist. When the handsome young attorney tries to give the young woman a check for a million dollars, the heiress doesn't believe it. On rhe sly, the older woman befriends the younger woman.

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Comedy | Romance

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31 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Milhões  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

May Robson (about 82 in this film) was in fact over a decade older than Richard Carle (about 69), who plays George, the butler who grew up with Cornelia Wheelwright's (Robson's) father. See more »

Quotes

Cornelia Wheelwright aka Miss White: You know something, Mr Amory? I just discovered America. Imagine that, at my age.
James 'Jim': You discovered what?
Cornelia Wheelwright aka Miss White: America! What it's all about. Where else could it happen that a couple of youngsters like that would refuse to take money simply because they hadn't earned it? Where they don't want to live on Easy Street unless they build their own home? Ah, there they go, bless their hearts. You know, it's youngsters like that that make you have faith in the future.
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Soundtracks

I Get a Kick out of You
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Played as dance music by the orchestra at the Sky Terrace nightclub
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A throwaway song
11 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This isn't a great movie, though Priscilla Lane is (as usual) better than her material.

But, that said, I was struck with the vocal precision of Nan Wynn in "Who Is in Your Dreams Tonight". Her control was exquisite.

It is amazing to me how very, very good even minor singers were in the 1940's. No, she is not a truly great singer, and I am not a huge fan of 1940's singing. Many later singers and many of her contemporaries were more compelling with weaker vocal skills. (I lean toward Peggy Lee, Chris Connor and Susannah McCorkle on the jazz side.)

But, damn! Who among popular singers exhibits this level of technical skills today. It's a bit like the absence of workmanship in modern manufactured goods.


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