British actress Naomie Harris has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as a crack-addicted mother in the 2016 indie drama Moonlight. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some other roles she's played in her career.
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Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't touch the money. After passing her entrance exams, Abby goes to college and becomes very popular, especially with a handsome English professor whom Susan has a crush on. Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 17, 1949 with Loretta Young and Van Johnson reprising their film roles. See more »
When Loretta Young meets Van Johnson at his home for dinner, the candles are lit about the room. When she gets up to leave quickly and then meets the dean and his wife at the door then they all return to the living room, the candles are all snuffed, and van had followed her to the entry hall. See more »
There is nothing extraordinary here - just a competently made and delightful comedy in lovely Technicolor. Widowed mom Young must enter college in order to collect a scholarship only she is uniquely qualified for - the money is needed to keep her daughter in the same college until the trust fund comes due. Far-fetched premise, but once accepted, we can go along with the story. Of course both mom and daughter fall for the same professor. Along the way Ms. Young sports one nifty outfit after another (Oscar nom for Costume Design here)and finds renewed life and joy as she emerges from her widowhood. Van Johnson is acceptable as the love interest and Betty Lynn does an excellent job as the daughter - one wonders why her career didn't take off after this one. Highly enjoyable.
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