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Cynthia (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 29 August 1947 (USA)
Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

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Cynthia Bishop
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Larry Bishop
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Prof. Rosenkrantz
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Louise Bishop
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Dr. Fred I. Jannings
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Carrie Jannings
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Ricky Latham
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Will Parker
Carol Brannon ...
Fredonia Jannings (as Carol Brannan)
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Miss Brady, English Teacher
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Mr. Phillips, Principal
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Mac McQuillan, Jannings' Nurse
Shirley Johns ...
Stella Regan
Barbara Challis ...
Alice
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J.M. Dingle, Napoleon Hardware
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Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

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You'll fall in love with Cynthia

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29 August 1947 (USA)  »

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Cynthia: The Rich, Full Life  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Whatever illness sickly Cynthia suffers from is never mentioned. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Melody of Spring
(uncredited)
based on music by Johann Strauss
Music Adapted by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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Sugar-coated trifle with sweet (rather than sexy) Taylor...
7 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

ELIZABETH TAYLOR's fans are really the only ones who will find any reason to watch CYNTHIA, a sugar-coated confection about a sickly girl churned out by MGM for the fast developing teen who was turning into a woman almost overnight.

Here, at fifteen, she's still got a lot of her girlish charm, exhibits a modest singing voice (is that her???), and portrays a girl who's so fragile that her parents hold her back from doing anything more strenuous than going to the corner store.

Ironically, it foretells Liz's own lifelong struggle with illness. GEORGE MURPHY and MARY ASTOR are her rather stern but loving parents and JIMMY LYDON is the boyfriend who gives Taylor her first screen kiss. S.Z. SAKALL is her encouraging music teacher.

It's all very downbeat without a sense of humor, too straightforward in the telling for its own good. Unimaginative and more of a B-film than anything else.


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