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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They gossiped about her in whispers! . . . The victim of idle tongues and meddling people!
Did You Know?
In his autobiography "Where's the Rest of Me?", Ronald Reagan
wrote that he attempted to persuade director Peter Godfrey
to have the ending rewritten, arguing that audiences wouldn't approve of a romantic pairing between Reagan and the 17-years-younger Shirley Temple
. According to Reagan, Godfrey pointed out that his own wife, Renee Godfrey
, was 20 years younger than himself, and Reagan decided it would be unwise to press the matter. See more
Mary, you're never gonna be happy if you're always gonna be sad. Now, you've got nice teeth and took two years of French, so why don't you look on the bright side of things!
Referenced in After Hours
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Mary and Dewey are dancing See more