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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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Joan Crawford and Hedy Lamarr were each offered the part of "Consuela", but both turned it down. 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 Cardboard Lover (1928) 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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Not Bad, Quite Amusing.
8 December 2004 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

I don't know what all the fuss is about. Most of the criticism directed at this film is fairly unjust. After reading some reviews, I was hesitant at watching the film, but because it starred Robert Taylor, Norma Shearer and George Sanders, I thought I would give it a shot. I'm glad I did. It didn't make me turn off the TV set or change channels. The acting was excellent and the story was played out quite amusingly by the main cast. I believe the cast held up the film well. I have no problems with Shearer's age. After all, it's just a comedy. Jean Arthur was in her 50s when she was in Shane and 10 years older than Van Heflin too and no one criticized her. See and judge for yourself and never listen to critics. They don't know what they are saying half the time. We all have different tastes.


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