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That Hagen Girl (1947)

 -  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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Thomas J. (Tom) Bates
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Mary Hagen
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Ken Freneau
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Julia Kane
Dorothy Peterson ...
Minta Hagen
Charles Kemper ...
Jim Hagen
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Dewey Koons
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Christine Delaney
Jean Porter ...
Sharon Bailey
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Judge Merrivale
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Molly Freneau
Winifred Harris ...
Selma Delaney
Moroni Olsen ...
Trenton Gateley
Frank Conroy ...
Dr. Stone
Kathryn Card ...
Miss Grover
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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 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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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

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1 November 1947 (USA)  »

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Anypolipta koritsia  »

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Quotes

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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Ice Cold Katy
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played at the Spring Hop
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Oddly interesting for offbeat teaming of Temple and Reagan...
22 March 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

TV showings of 'That Hagen Girl' became more and more rare as the years went on--but lately it surfaced on TCM when they saluted Shirley's birthday with showings of four of her films. Basically it's a story of the effect gossip has on a small-town girl (Temple as Mary Hagen)and lawyer (Ronald Reagan). Good performances by Rory Calhoun, Jean Porter and others. The meanness of the small-town gossip is well realized under Peter Godfrey's direction and the background score by Franz Waxman adds much to the melodramatic proceedings. Not really as bad as many would have you think. Shirley seems more poised and assured than usual (except in an embarrassing rendition from 'Romeo and Juliet') and she herself regards it as her best adult performance. Despite all of its flaws, it's worth viewing to watch the nineteen-year old actress opposite Ronald Reagan. His primary love interest in the film is Lois Maxwell (who later became Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films). The ending is rather unresolved and unsatisfying--a curious ending for an odd film.


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