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Obliging Young Lady (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 30 January 1942 (USA)
Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl ... See full summary »

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'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley
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Linda Norton
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'Space' OShea, aka Suwanee Rivers
Robert Smith ...
Charles 'Charlie' Baker
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Professor Gibney
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mira Potter
John Miljan ...
George Potter
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Clarence - Manager of Lake Mohawk Lodge
Luis Alberni ...
Riccardi
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Private Detective Smith
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Chef
Andrew Tombes ...
First Train Conductor
Almira Sessions ...
Maid at Lake Mohawk Lodge
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John Markham
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Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl from newspaper reporters and publicity. To the same resort comes Red Reddy, a hope-to-be novelist with plans also of furthering a former brief acquaintance with Linda; Charles Baker, Linda's fiancée; a snooping private detective; and Space O'Shea, who hopes to get a story on Bridget and her divorce-seeking parents. The resort is also host to a convention-meeting of a group of bird lovers headed by the prissy Gibney. The mix gives rise to more than a few situations. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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30 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Senhorita Amabilidade  »

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Trivia

In the opening scene, Red Reddy repeats "Heinie Manush" to the rhythm of the motion of the train he's riding and gradually the other passengers begin to repeat it as well. Henry "Heinie" Manush was a major league ballplayer who played for 17 seasons and had retired from baseball at the time this film was made. See more »

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Florence Gill is credited onscreen as "Miss Hollyrod", but it is Nora Cecil who is called by that name. See more »

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'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley: [Chants the name of a baseball player in rhythm of the train in motion - soon picked up by everyone on the train] Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush...
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The Volga Boatman
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I tried to like it more.........
24 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film had great potential, however, the screenplay left a lot to be desired. Young Miss Carroll is actually the better performer of all the folks who appear in it. Franklin Panghorn isn't that bad either. After these two forget it, which is a ashame. Eve Arden is wasted, such a talent deserved more than the tripe she was given in this one. Edmund O'Brian makes one ill just watching him handle his lines. I cannot bear to discuss the other parts. Joan Carroll had a lot of potential, but she like Ann Carter and Sharyn Moffet never were consistent child performers thanks to much of the inane scripts they were given. Carroll was the most talented of the three RKO child Starlets, but Moffet at least had a few pictures that were all her own. Obliging Young Lady shows Carroll was star material, this just wasn't a vehicle in which she was able to shine, still whatever redeeming value it has is carried by her.
















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