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Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  2 September 1944 (USA)
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In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic ... See full summary »

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Cornelia Otis Skinner
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Emily Kimbrough
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Otis Skinner
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Mrs. Skinner
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Miss Horn
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Avery Moore
Bill Edwards ...
Tom Newhall
Jean Heather ...
Frances Smithers
Alma Kruger ...
Mrs. Lamberton
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In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Almas em Flor  »

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Jane Withers named as front runner for role that eventually went to Gail Russell. See more »

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A lovely almost forgotten gem.
4 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

They really don't make movies like this one anymore. Which is a shame as it has such charm and wit. And there isn't a bad scene in the film.

Both Gail Russell and Diana Lynn are wonderful as the innocent girls abroad who end up in all manner of often awkward and funny situations. As has been stated before this was a true story. Which makes it all the funnier that everything you see actually happened.

I only came across this movie by chance as I had been reading about the short tragic life of Gail Russell after seeing one her other movies "Night Has A Thousand Eyes." She shows far more talent than she ever gave herself credit for, even if she had never really wanted to be an actress.

This movie is well worth seeing.


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