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Junior Miss (1945)

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New York teenager gets involved in everyone's lives by playing cupid. She turns the household upsidedown and gets her dad fired by fixing up her uncle with the boss's daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Ann Garner ...
Stephen Dunne ...
Uncle Willis Reynolds
Allyn Joslyn ...
Harry Graves
Faye Marlowe ...
Ellen Curtis
Mona Freeman ...
Lois Graves
Sylvia Field ...
Mrs. Graves
Barbara Whiting ...
Fuffy Adams
Stanley Prager ...
Joe - Elevator Operator
John Alexander ...
J. B. Curtis
Connie Gilchrist ...
Hilda
Scotty Beckett ...
Haskell Cummings Jr.
Alan Edwards ...
Haskell Cummings Sr.
Dorothy Christy ...
Mrs. Cummings
William Frambes ...
Merrill Feuerbach
Ray Klinge ...
Donald Parker
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New York teenager gets involved in everyone's lives by playing cupid. She turns the household upsidedown and gets her dad fired by fixing up her uncle with the boss's daughter. Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@hotmail.com>

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8 November 1946 (Finland)  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 30, 1946 with Peggy Ann Garner, Allyn Joslyn and Barbara Whiting reprising their film roles. See more »

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Charming Sleeper
22 December 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Utterly charming lightweight comedy about two teenage girls coming of age in 1940's Manhattan. Director Seaton and the writers add a number of expert touches that lift the 90- minutes above the ordinary. I love the way the luckless teenage suitors keep shuffling in and out of the apartment as the girls' grouchy dad (Joslyn) gives them the better-be-home-by-ten evil eye. And was there ever a more beguiling early teen than Garner (Judy). What I like most is her utter lack of affect. She's a natural, not particularly pretty, but with a winning personality.

Here Judy has a bouncy neighbor Fluffy (Whiting) to conspire with. Their project is to get recovering alcoholic Uncle Willis (Dunne) together with the lovely Ellen (Marlowe) in order to save what they believe is Judy's parent's marriage. Naturally, complications arise, particularly when it looks like Dad will lose his good job because of the girls' shenanigans.

The movie's adapted from a stage play, which is apparent since nearly all the action occurs in the Manhattan apartment. But notice how things never drag as Seaton keeps moving people in and out with lots of sassy dialog, particularly between Judy and older sister Lois (Freeman). Also, catch a very young Mel Torme as one of the obnoxious suitors in an early walk-on. Hard to believe teens were ever like this, but then it is a movie, and though dated, is still quite entertaining, thanks mainly to the wonderful Miss Garner. In my little book, it's an unexpected sleeper.


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