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Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 18 May 1934 (USA)
After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

Director:

John G. Blystone

Writers:

Sonya Levien (screen play), James Gleason (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Gaynor ... Catherine Furness
Charles Farrell ... Chris Thring
James Dunn ... Mack McGowan
Ginger Rogers ... Madge Rountree
Dick Foran ... Nick (as Nick Foran)
Beryl Mercer ... Harriet Hawkins
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Dr. Kurtzman
Kenneth Thomson ... Howard Jackson
Theodore von Eltz ... Gerald Mockby (as Theodor von Eltz)
Drue Leyton ... Mrs. Gerald Mockby
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Frieda Mockby
Shirley Temple ... Shirley
Barbara Barondess ... Phyllis Carmichael
Fiske O'Hara Fiske O'Hara ... T.P. Mc Gowan
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Mc Gowan
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After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El primer amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

(copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The was the last of 12 pictures that Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starred together as a romantic couple. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Janet Gaynor (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Broadway's Gone Hillbilly
(uncredited)
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by Lew Brown
[Played for 2 minutes as dance music on the boat to Coney Island]
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A sweet and sincere movie
11 April 2006 | by mphillips50See all my reviews

I thought this was a sweet and sincere movie, capturing a sense of New York in the 1930s. Both Janet Gaynor and Charlie Farrell are perfect as the innocent lovers, and Ginger Rogers nails the role of the egotistical yet classy "friend." I did think the last scene was a bit abrupt, but otherwise, a well-done movie. For those who enjoy heart-warming light romances, this is a treat.

Along with Janet Gaynor, Charlie Farrell and Ginger Rogers, the cast is filled with stellar talent, not the least of which is Shirley Temple in the airplane scene. Beryl Mercer, Jane Darwell, James Dunn and Mischa Auer all do laudable jobs, although Dunn's role is unevenly scripted.

I found the close-ups in this movie to be very well done. The shaving scene with Farrell and Gaynor is a classic--full of sentiment yet composed. Also, the scene between the doctor and Gaynor, with the camera just catching Gaynor from the back of her head, was masterful.

It's a joy to watch understatement so beautifully played!


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