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Roughly Speaking (1945)

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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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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Barbara, ages 15-20
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Frankie at 17
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Mr. John Chase Randall
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Mrs. Henrietta Louise Randall
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Louise Randall as a child (as Ann Todd)
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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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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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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The Sidewalks of New York
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Music by Charles Lawlor
Played during the shot of the bridge during the Depression montage
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A family sticking together through tough times
7 October 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This was a real surprise. I found it hard to switch channels once I started watching the movie. The dialogue was witting and the whole movie charming. The movements between segments of the movie were abrupt but everything else I liked a lot.


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