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Release Date:
30 January 1942 (USA) See more »
Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Joan Carroll ... Bridget Potter

Edmond O'Brien ... 'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley

Ruth Warrick ... Linda Norton

Eve Arden ... 'Space' OShea, aka Suwanee Rivers
Robert Smith ... Charles 'Charlie' Baker
Franklin Pangborn ... Professor Gibney
Marjorie Gateson ... Mira Potter
John Miljan ... George Potter
George Cleveland ... Clarence, manager of Lake Mohawk Lodge
Luis Alberni ... Riccardi, the musician

Charles Lane ... Private detective Smith
Fortunio Bonanova ... Chef
Andrew Tombes ... First train conductor
Almira Sessions ... Maid at Lake Mohawk Lodge
Pierre Watkin ... John Markham
Florence Gill ... Miss Hollyrod (credits) / chicken impersonator

Sidney Blackmer ... Henry, George's attorney
Virginia Engels ... Bonnie
George Watts ... Judge Hilborn H. Knox
Jed Prouty ... Judge Rufus
George Chandler ... Skip, the bellboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Acker ... Cousin (uncredited)
Murray Alper ... Pickup Driver with Red (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ... Dining Car Headwaiter (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Bird Lover (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Husband (uncredited)
Nora Cecil ... Miss Hollyrod - Bird Lover (uncredited)
Ruth Cherrington ... Dowager (uncredited)
Dora Clement ... Aunt Lucy (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Mr. McIntyre - Linda's Neighbor (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Managing Editor (uncredited)
Count Cutelli ... Bird Lover (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... Bird Lover (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Bore in Pullman Car with Linda (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Dining Car Waiter (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Uncle Joe (uncredited)
Dot Farley ... Bird Lover Who Did Paper on Shrikes (uncredited)
John Farrell ... 'Bot' Bottle the Drunk (uncredited)
Tex C.C. Gilmore ... Bird Lover (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Wife (uncredited)
Mary Lawrence ... Bird Lover (uncredited)
Paul Le Pere ... First Reporter (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... George - Court Policeman (uncredited)
Vera Marshe ... Helen (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Porter (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Cousin (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Railroad Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ... Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Motorcycle Policeman Behind Billboard (uncredited)
Charles Peck ... Johnny (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Second Uncle (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Second Bird Lover with Eyeglasses (uncredited)
Benny Rubin ... First Bird Lover with Eyeglasses (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Second Train Conductor (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Pudgy - Court Policeman (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
Ernie Stanton ... Cedric - Bird Lover (uncredited)
John Sylvester ... Cousin (uncredited)
Frank M. Thomas ... Bill Keenan - Editor (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Porter (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Jack - Diner Counterman (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ... Second Aunt (uncredited)
Gloria Whitney ... Cousin (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Wallace 
Writing credits
Arthur T. Horman (story)

Frank Ryan (screenplay) and
Bert Granet (screenplay)

Jerome Cady  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
Howard Benedict .... producer
J.R. McDonough .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca 
Film Editing by
Henry Berman 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino  (as Albert D'Agostino)
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Ruman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
C. Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7498)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Florence Gill is credited onscreen as "Miss Hollyrod", but it is Nora Cecil who is called by that name.See more »
'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...See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I tried to like it more........., 24 October 2002
Author: Michael1958

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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