That Hagen Girl (1947)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  1 November 1947 (USA)
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Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas J. (Tom) Bates
Mary Hagen
Ken Freneau
Julia Kane
Dorothy Peterson ...
Minta Hagen
Charles Kemper ...
Jim Hagen
Dewey Koons
Christine Delaney
Jean Porter ...
Sharon Bailey
Judge Merrivale
Molly Freneau
Winifred Harris ...
Selma Delaney
Moroni Olsen ...
Trenton Gateley
Frank Conroy ...
Dr. Stone
Kathryn Card ...
Miss Grover


Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to town, he takes over the house and practice that Judge Merrivale left him when he died. As Tom has been away a number of years, this leads to more gossip and Mary believes that he is her father. The popular and rich Ken loves Mary, but his family and friends constantly remind him that she is 'not one of us'. Julia, a teacher at school encourages Mary but Mary cannot get a break in anything she does, or is accused of doing. Tom knows the answer to her true identity, and he is silent. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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They gossiped about her in whispers! . . . The victim of idle tongues and meddling people!




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Release Date:

1 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anypolipta koritsia  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Both Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple became active in the Republican Party after their retirement from acting. Reagan served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 while Temple served as the US ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976 and as the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1990 to 1992. See more »


Charlotte Miller: Precious child. She's very sweet, but where in the world did she get that color hair and eyes?
Minta Hagen: She was born with them.
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Corn Pickin'
Music by Harry Warren
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Pretty Good Actually
24 April 2004 | by (The South, USA) – See all my reviews

I have heard about this film for years and finally saw it on Turner Classic Movies this month. I had always read that the movie was a stinker, the performances were awful, and the subject matter odd. I found the film to be very suspenseful with a sense of mystery. I was incredibly surprised that the acting was like that in many other films of the day, and that the subject matter added to the bizarre creative twist of the plot. My only complaint with the movie is that the ending is somewhat quick and a disappointment after so much of a build up. The story has a good start and keeps you interested and then wraps everything up far too quickly without much explanation or reason. I am glad to finally get to see this film as it is one of those oldies that rarely ever makes it to television. Much less VHS or DVD.

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