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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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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Monday 21 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 26 January 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it was first telecast in San Francisco 3 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) Its earliest documented telecast in New York City presently stands at 10 July 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2) See more »

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Consuelo Croyden: If ever again I treat you badly...
Terry Trindale: I know, I beat you.
Consuelo Croyden: Yes!
[Kiss]
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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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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 as Bad as Legend Has It
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Norma Shearer plays a woman on the rebound from a bad love affair. She meets a man (Robert Taylor) who has been following her around a casino. He finally gets the nerve to talk to her and blurt out I LOVE YOU. She is, of course, repulsed. By chance he runs into a man (George Sanders) desperate to get a note to a woman. When Taylor hears who it is (Shearer) he offers to pass the note. Silly on a certain level, the the 3 stars are so good you forget the obvious machinations of the script and just watch 3 pros at work.

Sanders still loves Shearer who might love Sanders but Taylor loves Shearer as she is interested. Forget the plot Taylor is a sing writer with Frank McHugh and Shearer is guarded over by maid Elizabeth Patterson. Lots of fun with many funny lines.

For some reason this was a huge bomb when released in 1942 and it ended Norma Shearer's 22-year film career. It's not even a bad movie! She looks great and gives a lively and funny performance. Taylor is also in top form.

Certainly worth a look


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