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Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »

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Agatha Reed
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Doctor James Merrill
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Matt Cole
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Miss 'Woody' Woods
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Virginia Merrill
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Ellen Griswold
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Claude Griswold
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Miss Shackelford
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Miss Birdshaw
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Doctor Pitt
Virginia Gibson ...
Mary Nell Dodge
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Professor Dingley
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Jack White (scenes deleted)
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Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts at rekindling any sparks are thwarted by the arrival of another rival for her affections and the showing of her controversial film which could put her former beau's job in jeopardy. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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No one holds a candle to Joan -- when Joan is carrying the torch!

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19 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Adeus, Meu Amor  »

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$1,312,000 (estimated)
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Madeleine Carroll played the role of Agatha Reed on stage. See more »

Goofs

Agatha picks up a cigarette and table lighter just before Dr. Pitt comes into her room. She stands and holds them both, the cigarette unlit for the remainder of the scene. See more »

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Miss 'Woody' Woods: If you'll excuse me, I have some fudge in my briefcase.
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Welcome to All Who Gather Here
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Written by Richard Kountz
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Joan Acts Her Age
24 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Right off the bat I'll say I hated this movie. But it was refreshing to see Joan playing a part in her own age range instead of trying to pass for younger and more beautiful, as she had been doing for most of her parts since turning forty. This is a soft drama with a few comedic touches about a congresswoman (Joan) who returns to her college to receive an honorary degree. Actually, she really returns to see old beau Robert Young, now the president of the college. She's followed along by her annoying reporter ex that's in love with her.

Crawford's performance is mixed. Most of the time she's solid but there are scenes where she acts like she's never been in a movie before. Particularly the more sentimental scenes. Young is good, even with the added gray to his hair and the mustache designed to make him appear older. Robert Lovejoy is terrible. His character type -- the guy who won't take no for an answer but if he just keeps pushing eventually the woman will give in -- is a gross one that unfortunately popped up often in older films. Modern day stalkers must watch movies like this and long for the old days when no meant yes. I couldn't stand this obnoxious a-hole. The saving grace of the film is Eve Arden. How many times has that been the case? If I made a list of great actresses who played supporting parts but should have been leading ladies, she would be number one. The only bad thing I'll say about her is this: Eve and Joan were apparently having a "worst hair" contest in this movie and Eve won. Anyway, this is a poor effort with few bright spots and a huge downer of a romantic plot.


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