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Magnificent Doll (1946)

 -  Drama | History  -  November 1946 (USA)
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Ginger Rogers is the daughter of boardinghouse owners in Washington, DC who falls in love with Aaron Burr and James Madison.

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Mrs. Payne
Stephen McNally ...
John Todd (as Horace McNally)
Robert Barrat ...
Mr. Payne
Grandon Rhodes ...
Frances E. Williams ...
Amy (as Frances Williams)
Henri Letondal ...
Count D'Arignon
Joseph Forte ...
Senator Ainsworth (as Joe Forte)
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Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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They spoke her name in whispers

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November 1946 (USA)  »

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Frank Borzage's Magnificent Doll  »

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"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30-minute CBS Radio adaptation of the movie on January 18, 1947 with Ginger Rogers reprising her film role. See more »

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Taking love over politics.
10 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

It's considered polite to consider Borzage's post -war movies mediocre,which is completely unfair.Although they cannot match the director's 1927-1940 brilliant production (who can anyway?),some of them are acceptable,and some even highly commendable:such is the case of " I've always loved you" (1946) or "moonrise" (1948)."The Spanish main" (1945) although hailed by some as a pirates classic ,fails to excite ,perhaps because it is an impersonal movie.

"Magnificent doll" blends love stories with political subjects .David Niven ,cast against type ,plays the part of the villain,a politician who won't be satisfied till he owns everything .Ginger Rogers is good,but her character is a bit unbelievable.

In fact,at least to my eyes,only the first part is Borzagesque: Dolly's first husband is the good man we meet in many of his movies,the one ready to give it all ,to sacrifice everything,even his own happiness if the woman he loves is happy ;that was the story of the heroes/heroines of "street angel" "lucky star" "green light" "big city" ....


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