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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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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

31 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Milhões  »

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Sound Mix:

(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

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op. 66
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano in the parlor of the boarding house
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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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