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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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The English play, "Her Cardboard Lover" by Valerie Wyngate and P.G. Wodehouse, opened in New York City, New York, USA on 21 March 1927 and ran for 152 performances. The opening night cast included Jeanne Eagels, Leslie Howard, Stanley Logan and Valerie Wyngate. See more »

Quotes

Eva: We women, we're all alike.
Consuelo Croyden: All of us. Ha-ha. We all run after our own unhappiness. If a woman's been deceived by an inventor and beaten by a Russian, the next man she'll fall in love with will be a Russian inventor.
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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 Le plombier amoureux (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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Shakespeare anyone?
20 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed at the difference of opinion on this one. I watched it and thought it so good that I checked Yahoo to get more info and was plain flabbergasted to see one star. It's better than Adams Rib as far as I am concerned. The comedic timing is letter perfect and Shearer, Taylor and Sanders are nothing short of brilliant and in that order. The lines are witty and the insanity of love is well and tartly limned and it knew exactly when to end and how to. Cukor knew how to handle this wonderful material and kudos for him. Now I have to find out who is responsible for the clever script. Less Shakespeare (Taming of the Shew or a Midsummer Nights Dream) it's the best light comedy I can remember seeing in a while.


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