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Release Date:
1 November 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Pretty Good Movie, Despite Misleading Title See more (7 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)

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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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:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Good Movie, Despite Misleading Title, 17 January 2015
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

As others point out, the title is at best misleading. Dodie (Keim) suffers more from angry alienation than teenage rebellion, while the movie is more about adjusting to family splits than teenage delinquency. At first, Dodie's almost a hateful little brat, unhappy at being sent to her divorced mother's (Rogers) house so that her dad (Stephenson) can marry a new wife. In her mother's house, she hides behind an air of icy superiority that makes acceptance difficult. Keim spreads on the histrionics pretty thick, unusual for teen girl portrayals of the time. But thanks to the attentions of neighbor boy (Berlinger), who's been bribed by Dodie's stepdad (Rennie), Dodie begins to soften up. I like the pivotal drugstore scene where Dodie finally gets into the teen swing because of the infectious high spirits. It's astutely done, given her previous resistance to verbal persuasion. But, will the softening continue once she finds out some secret truths.

All in all, it's an odd film, and I can sympathize with teen boys drawn in by the title and expecting beer, drag-racing, and switchblade knives. Except for a brief dragster race, there's none of that here. For Rogers, it's a minor come-down since her role is really secondary to Keim's. But then the actress was still coming off the reverse blacklist, a Hollywood backlash against those who had cooperated with HUAC's blacklisting of movie lefties. For a time in the 50's, she found employment difficult. Plus, who would expect to see the 50's favorite space alien, Michael Rennie, actually shaking a leg to a teen beat. I'm still recovering from that. All in all, it's an affecting little film, with a good look at mores of the time, including upscale home decor and suburban high fashion. Too bad none of the teen cast went on to bigger careers after such promising starts.

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