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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her his seaman's spyglass to sell as she heads for New York City. Written by
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During first-run engagements of this film, selected movie houses around the country projected the film's opening sequence--a recreation of a production number from the play, "The Pink Lady"--in wide screen to emphasize the larger-than-life quality of Ruth Gordon's fascination with the stage. See more »
In a scene late in the film set in the kitchen, the light fixture over the kitchen table is seen (and heard!) to rise up to allow the camera to pass below it. See more »
No masterpiece as a feature film, and especially not Cukor's greatest achievement, but a truly enjoyable surprise, since i had never even heard about this title before watching it by chance tonight on TCM. What a pleasure for film buffs, though, to have this inner and witty view regarding the"bygone years" of the mythical old lady from "Harold & Maud" and "Rosemary's Ba- by" ! Perhaps Jean 'Ophelia' Simmons was not the very best choice to embody young Ruth Gordon Jones who knows, after all ? , but Spencer Tracy is just unforgettable as her grumpy, mostly childish father. Theresa Wright is perfect as usual, as the mother. And Anthony Perkins, here in his actual first appearance on screen, gives us an unpredictable insight of his many talents a couple of years before becoming a prisoner of that Hitchcocks's casting for infamous Norman Bates in "Psycho" that happened to ruin for ever the actor's career, in some way.
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