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The Youngest Profession (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 May 1944 (Sweden)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Joan Lyons
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Burton V. Lyons
John Carroll ...
Dr. Hercules
Ann Ayars ...
Susan Thayer
Marta Linden ...
Edith Lyons
Dick Simmons ...
Douglas Sutton
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Miss Featherstone
Jean Porter ...
Patricia Drew
Raymond Roe ...
Schuyler
Dorothy Morris ...
Secretary
Scotty Beckett ...
Junior Lyons
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Vera Bailey
Sara Haden ...
Sister Lassie
Beverly Tyler ...
Thyra Winter (as Beverly Jean Saul)
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Drew
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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Caçando Estrelas  »

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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 20, 1943 with Virginia Weidler and Edward Arnold reprising their film roles. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

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You Are My Lucky Star
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played during the opening credits and opening scenes
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Unexpectedly Uprorious
2 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watch this movie with no expectations and you'll end up howling with laughter! The Youngest Profession sets it's silly tone early on and never threatens to take itself too seriously. It was clearly made for the hoards of young early 1940's fans who are here given center stage. Though the film does have a sit-com feel and plot, the witty writing and game cast make it all seem fresh and new. Poor Virginia Weidler may be grating at times but she's surrounded by such game pros (especially Agnes Moorehead) that it's a pretty moot point. The star cameos are publicist's dreams. Thankfully, they also do not seem out of place in the wacky world this film so fondly creates.


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