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Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 16 July 1942 (USA)
A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The ... See full summary »

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A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The problem is that the "phony" boyfriend is actually really in love with her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Playing With Love is Risky - But Such Fun!

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Comedy | Romance

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16 July 1942 (USA)  »

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A caza de novio  »

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Irving Thalberg earlier wanted to make a musical version of the play, starring Grace Moore and Maurice Chevalier, but Chevalier backed out of the production because he was asked to take second billing after Moore. See more »

Quotes

Consuelo Croyden: How much is a secretary paid?
Terry Trindale: Well, if she's good looking...
Consuelo Croyden: Oh, stop it! You owe me thirty-two hundred dollars. I'm going to employ you as my secretary for ten weeks at three hundred a week. Now, the debt will be cancelled.
Terry Trindale: I can't type.
Consuelo Croyden: You won't have to.
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"The End. America Needs Your Money. Buy War Bonds And Stamps Every Pay Day." See more »

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Version of The Passionate Plumber (1932) See more »

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Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Partially played on piano by Robert Taylor during his first piano version of "I Dare You"
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Amazing spontaneous talent!
1 July 2003 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

Someone posted the comment that this film is "forgettable" and "triffling." But I saw Norma Shearer and Robert Taylor playing off each other with such spontaneity that I could only admire their talents all the more. Also, compare their rare comedic talents together in this film, along with their deep and tragic mutual acting in "Escape." Such a pair of talent-generating stars!


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