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The Youngest Profession (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 13 November 1943 (Mexico)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Burton V. Lyons
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Dr. Hercules
Ann Ayars ...
Susan Thayer
Marta Linden ...
Edith Lyons
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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
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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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13 November 1943 (Mexico)  »

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Cazando estrellas  »

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1.37 : 1
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"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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References A Woman's Face (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

How About You?
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Played as dance music at the soiree
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One of the funniest films ever.
26 June 2005 | by (Farmington, CT, USA) – See all my reviews

"You're the cutest mouse in the joint." Its lines like that which make "The Youngest Profession" a classic. This is film isn't seen enough. I saw it the first time on TCM and was absolutely hooked. I'm a HUGE William Powell fan, and quite identified with a young girl's fascination with the debonair actor. Had I been a teen in 1943, I'd have been collecting autographs when stars were stars. Virginia Weidler gains a few John Hancocks by the end of the film which is littered with cameos by William Powell, Lana Turner, Greer Garson, Walter Pigeon, and Robert Taylor. This is a fantastically funny movie and if you're looking for something along the lines of "The Thin Man", "Bringing Up Baby" and other classics of the era, "The Youngest Profession" should quench your thirst.


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