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Release Date:
1 November 1956 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYBODY except parents with a guilty conscience! See more »
Plot:
Ginger Rogers get her teenage daughter (Betty Lou Keim) back from her ex-husband when she remarries and must win her love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
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a really good teenpic See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Ginger Rogers ... Nancy Fallon

Michael Rennie ... Jay Fallon

Mildred Natwick ... Grace Hewitt
Rusty Swope ... Larry Fallon
Lili Gentle ... Gloria, teenager at the races
Louise Beavers ... Willamay, Fallon's Maid
Irene Hervey ... Helen Sheldon McGowan
John Stephenson ... Eric McGowan, Dodie's Dad
Betty Lou Keim ... Dorothy 'Dodie' McGowan
Warren Berlinger ... Dick Hewitt
Diane Jergens ... Jane Hewitt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pattie Chapman ... Erna, Malt Shop Waitress (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Brewster, NY Cabbie (uncredited)
Wade Dumas ... Airport Porter (uncredited)
Gene Foley ... Soda Fountain Girl (uncredited)
Joan Freeman ... Teenager in Malt Shop (uncredited)

Gary Gray ... Freddie Green (uncredited)
Sheila James Kuehl ... Teenager (uncredited)

Susan Luckey ... Madeleine Johnson (uncredited)
James O'Rear ... Mr. Heffernan (uncredited)
James Stone ... Pappy Smith, Speed Shop Owner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edmund Goulding 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Brackett 
Edmund Goulding 
Walter Reisch 
Edith R. Sommer  play (as Edith Sommer)

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald 
 
Film Editing by
William Mace 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
Mary Wills 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Mary Wills .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound recordist
Harry M. Leonard .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 

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Runtime:
94 min | 90 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Initial casting proposals had Betty Grable playing the mother (a role which Betty turned down) and Tuesday Weld portraying the daughter.See more »
Quotes:
Grace Hewitt:Excited?
Nancy Fallon:Wild!
Grace Hewitt:Try not to show it too much, kids like you to be casual.
Nancy Fallon:Grace, I'll welcome any tip you can give me on how to behave with a teenage daughter.
Grace Hewitt:Well, all I know is anything you do is wrong. If you try to spruce yourself up it's, "Oh Mother, that's too kiddish for you," and if you don't it's, "Mother, do you have to dress like an old bag?"
Nancy Fallon:Oh, you make it sound awful.
Grace Hewitt:They love you. They bully you, but they love you, the little monsters. And if anything goes wrong, they turn back to being 6 or 7 years old and cling to you, and that's heaven.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pickup Alley (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cool It, BabySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
a really good teenpic, 4 May 2011
Author: froberts73 from United States

First of all, as has been pointed out, the title is God-awful, something from some of the sleazy '50s Z movies. Jeez, who dreamed that up? Was it a ploy to entice those who enjoy tastelessness?

This movie is sweet, funny, loaded with warmth. The story of a sort-of disconnected teenager is excellent. She is a child of divorce who bounces from un-warm dada to momma Ginger Rogers. (Remember when she was 15 in "The Major and the Minor"?) Michael Rennie is an odd choice for her husband, but he is excellent in the part. He even gets to dance with Ginger - tha "ka-tu boogie" I think).

The scene stealer is Betty Keim as the teen who has to be angry, loving, warm, confused. It was her first flick and she did quite a lot of work after that - and she deserved it.

Warren Berlinger was also introduced in this movie and, as another critic pointed out, they eventually became husband and wife. How fuzzy puppy can you get?

The movie is an unusual entry for 20th Century Fox. They spent no money on technicolor but, no matter, it worked beautifully in black and white.

It shows the difference between the more carefree teeners of the '50s as opposed to today's young people.

I recommend this movie and it is one I will enjoy seeing again. The way FMC operates, there is a good chance of a repeat presentation - or three.

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