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Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 July 1942 (USA)
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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 ... 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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16 July 1942 (USA)  »

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Avventura all'Avana  »

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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 »

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Version of Le plombier amoureux (1932) See more »

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I Dare You
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Played during the opening credits and often as background music
Played on piano by Robert Taylor
Reprised on piano by Robert Taylor and sung by him and 'Frank McHugh'
Sung a cappella by Norma Shearer
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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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