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Forever Female (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | January 1954 (USA)
An aging actress refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role anymore.

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Playwright Stanley Krown has a terrific new play. It's got a great part for reigning Broadway star Beatrice Page, and a young actress named Sally Carver will do just about anything to get the ingénue lead. The problem is that Beatrice doesn't want the great role written for her. She wants the ingénue role, something she could have played wonderfully -- when she was twenty years younger. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The most INTIMATE comedy of the SEXes since Eve played games with Adam! See more »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 19, 1955 with Ginger Rogers reprising her film role. See more »

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Crux of plot hinges on efforts of a Broadway producer and playwright to find ideal actresses to star in a play about a troubled mother/daughter relationship. Yet when the pair attends a summer stock production of the play, large poster outside theatre only includes photos of actress playing daughter and two male co-stars - completely ignoring actress who plays crucial mother role that's been talked about throughout entire film. See more »

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Enjoyable
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

An aging stage star tries to hold on to ingénue roles. The screenplay is by the Epstein twins (Casablanca) based on a play by Barrie (Peter Pan). Given such pedigree, this comedy falls short of expectations but it is fairly enjoyable and has witty dialog. It's helped by good acting from Rogers as the actress in denial about her advancing years, Douglas as her supportive ex-husband, and Holden (on the verge of super-stardom) as a writer. A screen shot at the end of the film touts Crowley as a future star at Paramount. She never became a star, but she went on to have a long TV career, and she is winning here as a perky young actress.


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