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Roughly Speaking (1945)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  17 June 1946 (Portugal)
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

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Harold C. Pierson
Robert Hutton ...
John Crane, ages 20-28
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Louise Jr., ages 18-26
Donald Woods ...
Rodney Crane
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Lew Morton
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Barbara, ages 21-29
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Alice Abbott
Mona Freeman ...
Barbara, ages 15-20
Robert Arthur ...
Frankie at 17
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Mr. John Chase Randall
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Svend Olsen
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Ann E. Todd ...
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Customer in Music Shop (unconfirmed)
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome Rodney Crane. Although the two have little in common and Rodney disagrees with Louise's views on the woman's role in society, they marry and have four children. Their personality differences eventually lead to a divorce. Louise eventually finds happiness with her second husband, eccentric Harold Pierson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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17 June 1946 (Portugal)  »

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O Preço da Felicidade  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 8, 1945 with Rosalind Russell and Jack Carson reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

The young children toss a fuzzy duckling into the air and happily "watch" it as it supposedly flies up in the air. But ducklings have no feathers and cannot fly. See more »

Quotes

Louise Randall Pierson: Every time I get my ship on an even keel, something goes bang!
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Written by Effie I. Canning
Played on the phonograph
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Genuinely funny comedy
4 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Until I happened to catch it on the Turner Classic Movies channel, I'd never heard of Roughly Speaking. It turns out to be a charming and genuinely funny romantic comedy, set during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Roz Russell and Jack Carson, as a married couple raising a family, keep us wondering what crazy scheme they will cook up next in order to survive hard times. Their optimism is contagious. This family laughs a lot, especially when everything is going wrong, and it's real laughter--the kind that makes me laugh along with them. The ending seemed kind of abrupt, but apart from that, I found this movie great fun and often quite touching.


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