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That Hagen Girl (1947)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 November 1947 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Jim Hagen
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Dewey Koons
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Christine Delaney
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Sharon Bailey
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Judge Merrivale
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Molly Freneau
Winifred Harris ...
Selma Delaney
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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Sharon Bailey: 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!
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Referenced in After Hours (1985) See more »

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Ice Cold Katy
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played at the Spring Hop
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Supreme Forties Melodrama
14 May 2006 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

I must admit that this movie was the sort that you can't stop watching after it starts. Shirley Temple plays a 17-year-old (Mary Hagen) that has mystery surrounding her birth and who her parents are - and as a result is mercilessly discriminated against by the entire "town elite". Temple is splendid in this role as I believe is the best performance of her career. Solid performance by co-star Ronald Reagen as he played the man who everyone suspected was Mary Hagen's father. The entire cast puts in solid performances as well.

Give "That Hagen Girl" movie a chance, I don't care what the average rating is!


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