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Robert Hutton ...
John Crane, ages 20-28
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Louise Jr., ages 18-26
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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
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Frankie at 17
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Mr. John Chase Randall
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Svend Olsen
Kathleen Lockhart ...
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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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The movie is based on housewife Louise Randall Pierson's best-selling autobiographical book by the same title, and then screenplay, based on her family's life. The character Frank Pierson refers to her real-life son who enlisted to fight in World War II, and later went on to become a famous film/TV writer and director. See more »

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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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Yankee Doodle
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Played during the shot of the WWI garden and drill
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Made me a Jack Carson Fan
2 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rosalind Russell was just right for this movie. Bette was a great actress, but I cannot imagine her as Auntie Mame. Same with the heroin of Roughly Speaking. Russell played it just right, with a touch of laughter and a touch of pathos. It is about a woman who lives through: Divorce, polio, the Depression, one monetary failure after another, and finally seeing her sons off to fight in WWII. However, you see that it makes her family stronger, they learn to fight thru their problems and come out better for it. It is this movie that made me fall in love with Jack Carson. Jack Carson never really made it as a top, top star. In fact in most of his movies he played a buffoon or a jerk. But in Rougly Speaking he plays the kind of man most women wish we were married to. It is my opinion that he pretty much played himself. I recommend it: It comes on TCM regularly, if you have not seen it you are in for a real treat. Watch out for Roughly Speaking you will love it.


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