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Million Dollar Baby (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  31 May 1941 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pamela 'Pam' McAllister
Jeffrey Lynn ...
James 'Jim' / 'Jimmy' Amory
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Peter 'Pete' Rowan
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Cornelia Wheelwright aka Miss White
Lee Patrick ...
Josie 'Lou' La Rue
Helen Westley ...
Mrs. Galloway, Landlady
George Barbier ...
Mr. Marlin, Attorney
Nan Wynn ...
Flo Turner, Band Singer
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Dr. Patterson, Chemist
Walter Catlett ...
Mr. Simpson, Lacey's Dept. Store Floorwalker
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Grayson, Alvie's Mom
Richard Carle ...
George, Wheelwright's Butler
John Ridgely ...
Ollie Ward, Bandleader
Maris Wrixon ...
Diana Bennet
James Burke ...
Callahan, Store Detective
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Pamela is just your average working class girl trying to make ends meet and maintain a positive outlook on life... See full synopsis »

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

31 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Milhões  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Rhapsody
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by 'Heinz Roemheld'
Played as dance music by the orchestra at the Sky Terrace nightclub
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Pricilla Cinderella
1 May 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

To right a past wrong, wealthy May Robson (as Cornelia Wheelwright) arrives in New York from Switzerland to find the granddaughter of an old family rival and move into her boarding house, intending to give the young woman a million dollars. Young lawyer Jeffrey Lynn (as James "Jim" Amory) finds pretty Priscilla Lane (as Pamela "Pam" McAllister) working as a lowly department store clerk. He also sees Ms. Lane as a potential romantic partner, but she is dating struggling musician Ronald Reagan (as Peter "Pete" Rowan). Shortly before the 30 minute mark, Ms. Lane has a leggy lingerie scene. Otherwise, this bland romance is highlighted by newcomer Curtis Bernhardt's sprightly direction and a strong supporting cast.

***** Million Dollar Baby (5/31/41) Curtis Bernhardt ~ Priscilla Lane, May Robson, Jeffrey Lynn, Ronald Reagan


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