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Joan Lyons and her friend Patricia Drew are autograph hounds spending most of their day bumping into, and having tea, with the likes of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Based on misinformation from a meddling old-maid governess, Miss Featherstone, Joan also devotes some time to working on the no-problem marriage of her parents to the extent of hiring Dr. Hercules, the strong man from a side show to pay attention to her mother in order to make her father jealous, despite the good advice received from Walter Pidgeon. Written by
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Five of MGM's biggest stars did some box office cameo duty appearing as themselves in this B picture about the trials and travails of autograph pursuing. I do remember pursuing a few of them in my youth so I can somewhat sympathize with what these young girls headed by Virginia Weidler are going through. I can also understand some of the problems they cause the celebrities as well.
The landings in North Africa and Salerno should have been as well organized as what Virginia Weidler and her fan club when they're on the prowl for celebrity signatures. Weidler and her pursuits are bedeviling her parents, Edward Arnold and Marta Linden, and they've got additional problems with their son Scotty Beckett who fancies himself an inventor and a governess in Agnes Moorehead who's outlived her usefulness and won't take the hint to retire.
Weidler's imagination is set on fire by what she sees in the movies and already she's imagining trouble in her parent's marriage and switches from movie star hunting to Lucy Ricardo like machinations to keep her parents from a breakup that's all in her head.
Lana Turner, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, and William Powell all make brief appearances as the hunted. Personally there's no way in God's green earth that Greer Garson would have indulged Weidler and her friend Ann Ayars. Only Pidgeon showed the slightest traces of impatience with the young ladies, maybe more than a trace.
The Youngest Profession is a cute film, a nostalgic look at the Forties, but not too much more than that.
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