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
Allison DuBois
Mary Philips ...
Maggie Grant
Edward Fielding ...
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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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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ginger Rogers and Chorus
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1 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Liza (Ginger Rogers) is the editor of a magazine who can no longer make decisions. She suffers headaches because she is highly strung about work and she has a love life that she is not comfortable with. Through psychoanalysis with Dr Brooks (Barry Sullivan), she unravels her troubles by recounting 3 dream sequences. Can she regain her decisiveness?

This film is a bit girly in that it concerns one woman's journey to discover lost memories and understand her behaviours. It has great colour, good costumes and it's well acted with a spattering of humour throughout. The bulk of the film comes in the form of dream sequences which are musical, colourful and surreal. The 2nd sequence has a pointless dance scene which drags on a bit but overall the dreams are entertaining. The rest of the film follows the romances that Liza has alongside her role as a tough "boss lady". The film is fun and has a happy ending.

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