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Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liza Elliott
Charley Johnson
Kendall Nesbitt
Randy Curtis
Dr. Brooks
Russell Paxton
Phyllis Brooks ...
Allison DuBois
Mary Philips ...
Maggie Grant
Edward Fielding ...
Dr. Carlton
Don Loper ...
Mary Parker ...
Miss Parker
Catherine Craig ...
Miss Foster
Marietta Canty ...
Virginia Farmer ...
Miss Edwards
Fay Helm ...
Miss Bowers


Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

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The minx in mink with a yen for men!


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Release Date:

10 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que não Sabia Amar  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Januray 29, 1945 with Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland reprising their film roles. See more »


Russell Paxton: "This is the end! The absolute end!"
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »


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Not quite up to the Broadway show, but a film worth seeing
2 June 1999 | by (Jacksonville, Oregon) – See all my reviews

About the only Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin song included from the Broadway show about a lady advertising executive undergoing psychoanalysis is "The Saga of Jenny", but that is almost enough. Just why this film version appears lost to Television and Video viewers is a puzzle to me as well as a great pity. It was a great vehicle for Ginger Rogers, and as a story, both thoughtful and entertaining. Remember the line from the song, something like this: "Jenny made her mind up when she was twelve, that into foreign languages she would delve. But at seventeen at Vassar, it was quite a blow. In twenty-seven languages, she couldn't say no!" What a song!

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