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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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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:
Nancy Fallon:No one is ever quite the way we want them to be - no one.Most of all, we ourselves are not. But you can't go on resenting people. The mother you wanted... you will have to be yourself for your children."See more »
Movie Connections:
References D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cool It, BabySee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Don't Be Fooled By The Title: This Is No Drive-In Cheapie, 13 September 2005
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

A very insightful character study. This movie carries excellent credentials: Charles Brackett as one of the screenwriters and Edmond Goulding as director. (Goulding fares less well as writer of the pre-Elvis title song, which dates the movie more than anything else in it but can be skipped over.) Ginger looks great -- better than she did in some other movies from the 1950s. She sports some revealing clothes, such as a tennis outfit reminiscent of the clothes worn by Lana Turner in her best outing, "The postman Always Rings Twice." And her acting is good, as is everyone else's.

A very insightful character study. This movie carries excellent credentials: Charles Brackett as one of the screenwriters and Edmond Goulding as director. (Goulding fares less well as writer of the pre-Elvis title song, which dates the movie more than anything else in it but can be skipped over.) Ginger looks great -- better than she did in some other movies from the 1950s. She sports some revealing clothes, such as a tennis outfit reminiscent of the clothes worn by Lana Turner in her best outing, "The postman Always Rings Twice." And her acting is good, as is everyone else's.

The actress who plays her daughter and the actor plying the neighbor enticed to pay attention to her are fine. And Mildred Natwick, as the boy's mother, is as always excellent.

Her character is not so much a rebel, like Brando and Dean and Mineo from this decade, as a sad child of divorce.

The air of hauteur and aloofness she puts on is very plausible in the portrayal of an insecure teenager.

Rogers's and second husband Michael Rennie little boy is quite a character. He seems a fugitive from some other movie, though he is excellent and works well here. He is more eccentric than little John Henry as played by Brandon De Wilde in the classic "Member of the Wedding." And, though an observation, that is also very high praise.

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