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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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Irving Bacon ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

O Preço da Felicidade  »

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Trivia

Bette Davis turned down the lead role in this film. 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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Soundtracks

Silver Threads Among the Gold
(uncredited)
Music by H.P. Danks
Played when Louise points out her gray hair to Harold
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Interesting view of tough life with upbeat themes
5 October 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Rosalind Russell plays Louise Randall Pierson (someone I've never heard of, but this is based on her autobiography). Directed by Michael Curtiz, it showcases Russell and the often underrated Jack Carson as they face financial feast and famine and an ever-expanding family. Russell is tough, and unapologetic, and Carson is her equal. The film, coming from 1945, has a strange cliff hanging effect, as it ends with the beginning of World War II, and you wonder what will happen next. At the time it must have hit home for a lot of families with men (and women) fighting overseas. But I would strongly recommend it as a movie to watch before the films "Since You Went Away", with Claudette Colbert which chronicles life at home during the war, and "Best Years of Their Lives", which is probably the best coming-home-from-war film ever made. The three would make a great sequential view of life from the turn of the century to post WWII America. 8.5 out of 10.


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