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Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) Poster

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Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough, on whose memoirs the film is based, worked on the script but were not credited.
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. This film's initial television broadcasts took place in St. Louis Tuesday 6 January 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4) followed by Chicago Tuesday 7 April 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2) and by Milwaukee 22 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6). In Pittsburgh it first aired Saturday 24 October 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), and in Philadelphia Monday 21 December 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10).
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Although Dorothy Gish plays the mother of Cornelia Otis Skinner here, they were actually contemporaries. (Gish was a year older than Skinner.) They had both starred together in the 1940 Broadway revival of the play "Love for Love" by William Congreve.
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Jane Withers named as front runner for role that eventually went to Gail Russell.
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Gail Russell, who played Cornelia Otis Skinner, appeared in another movie also released in 1944, 'The Uninvited'. A character in that movie, Miss Holloway, was portrayed by an actress named Cornelia Otis Skinner.
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Paramount originally hired Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough to collaborate with Sheridan Gibney on the screenplay. Kimbrough recounted their Hollywood experiences in her book "We followed our hearts to Hollywood". Though little of Skinner and Kimbrough's work was retained in the final shoot script, Kimbrough was hired to act as technical adviser during the filming.
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