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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

Terry Trindale: Oh, company?
Consuelo Croyden: Oh, yes, Terry, darling. This is Tony Darling, Tony Barling!
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Crazy Credits

"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 »

Soundtracks

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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Cute and Funny
9 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why does George Sanders always play the cad? I think he's very sexy, and this was the perfect role for him. Too bad Sanders was always cast as the cad/rival. I would like to have seen him as a romantic lead more often. Anyway Sanders and Shearer are delightful and very watchable in this film. They're both extremely talented actors, and the chemistry was believable. Shearer wasn't at her best, and didn't have much of a script to work with, but she proves she's one of the great movie stars

  • you simply cannot take your eyes off her. However, Taylor stole the


show with his brilliant comedic expression and timing. He's a marvelous actor and used those eyebrows to their full potential in "Her Cardboard Lover". This is a very cute romantic romp of a film with some truly funny scenes.


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