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Heartbeat (1946)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | May 1946 (USA)
In Paris, a young woman runs away from a reform school, joins a pickpocket academy, and finds herself falling for the handsome diplomat she's been blackmailed into stealing from.



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Complete credited cast:
Pierre de Roche (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
Roland Latour
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Baron Ferdinand Dvorak
Professor Aristide


A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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A daring, exciting adventure...in the world's most exciting capitol!


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

May 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ao Bater do Coração  »

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Yves Cadubert: When I lie, everybody knows. Maybe I should go into politics where it doesn't matter.
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Remake of Battement de coeur (1940) See more »


Can You Guess ?
(The Heartbeat Song)
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Ervin Drake
Sung by Ginger Rogers
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Just who advised Ginger Rogers
24 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

As much as I like Ginger Rogers (and so many other members of the cast) it was impossible for me to relate to her at age 35 and wearing a dreadful part "fright wig" passing for an 18 year old reform school delinquent; it was just too big a stretch for this viewer's imagination and I thought in general the film lacked verve. In relation to Ginger playing a much younger character than her years how can one forget her in "The Major and The Minor" at age 32 passing herself off as a 12 year old? With the softest focuses available at the time this was still an incredible piece of casting! I believe this film was a remake of a French film entitled "Battement De Coeur" made in 1939 which I intend to track down for comparison purposes.

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