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Take a Letter, Darling (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  6 May 1942 (USA)
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.

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Tom Verney
Macdonald Carey ...
Jonathan Caldwell
Constance Moore ...
Ethel Caldwell
Robert Benchley ...
G.B. Atwater
Charles Arnt ...
Fud Newton (as Charles E. Arnt)
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Uncle George
Kathleen Howard ...
Aunt Minnie
Margaret Seddon ...
Aunt Judy
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Moses
George Reed ...
Sam French
Margaret Hayes ...
Sally French
Sonny Boy Williams ...
Micky Dowling
John Holland ...
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love. Written by Ken Carson <kcarson@efn.org>

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She Had Him Put in a Full Day's Work ... At Night!

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6 May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ela e o Secretário  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 4, 1948 with Fred MacMurray and Rosalind Russell reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Tom Verney: You're a beautiful brain and beautiful clothes. No temperature, no pulse. That's all.
A.M. MacGregor: Where did you learn about women, Verney?
Tom Verney: It isn't a matter of learning. It's instinct.
A.M. MacGregor: I'm a brain with no pulse, eh? I'm a woman, Verney, more woman than you'll ever know.
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At the end of the last scene, the camera zooms in on a billboard, which shows the closing credits...and an ad for the film's fictional tobacco company. See more »

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Delightful -- a 1942 movie, but it is very contemporary!
27 May 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

'Take a Letter, Darling' has both great actors (Fred MacMurray, Rosalind Russell) and a fun, timeless plot [this film could easily be applied to the here-and-now]. It relates a touchingly humorous story of love and jealousy and is a tribute to the romantic notion that true love never runs smooth. Elegantly done and a pleasure to watch.


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