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There Goes My Girl (1937)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 21 May 1937 (USA)
A screwball comedy in the vein of His Girl Friday (1940). Jerry and Connie are ace reporters for rival newspapers. They are engaged to be married, but their employers try every trick in the... See full summary »

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... Reporter Jerry Martin
... Reporter Connie Taylor
... Reporter Dunn
... Editor Tim J. Whelan
... Reporter Frank 'George' Tate
... Joe Rethburn - Nightclub Owner
... Margot Whitney
... Mrs. Grace Andrews
... 'Godfrey' - a Hobo
... Sgt. Wood
William Corson ... Dan Curtis
... Miss Caldwell - Actress
Clyde Dilson ... Actor Shot at Wedding
... Faraday - Whalen's Butler at Party
... Stu Parker - Whelan's Idea Man
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A screwball comedy in the vein of His Girl Friday (1940). Jerry and Connie are ace reporters for rival newspapers. They are engaged to be married, but their employers try every trick in the book to keep them apart. With the nuptials apparently thwarted, Jerry and Connie are sent by their respective newspapers to cover the Andrews murder case in Bridgeport. Will the couple reconcile or will professional competition drive them farther apart? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Original director Edward Killy was fired and replaced by Ben Holmes. See more »

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Referenced in Lady Sings the Blues (1972) See more »

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Very much like "His Girl Friday"
27 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

The 1940 comedy "His Girl Friday" is a magnificent film based on the earlier film "The Front Page". In between these two films came "There Goes My Girl"--and while it must have been influenced by "The Front Page", I actually think "There Goes My Girl" was a big influence on "His Girl Friday". This is because "The Front Page" was not about a couple--and the two subsequent films were.

In this film, Jerry (Gene Raymond) and Connie (Ann Sothern) are reporters for rival newspapers. The problem is that Connie's editor is a super-conniver--and he always comes up with a way to prevent the wedding because he doesn't want his best reporter to retire to a life of domestic servitude. In other words, back in the day, wives stayed home and didn't work outside the home. As for Connie, she seems pretty stupid and keeps falling for Whelen's schemes and eventually Jerry walks out--unwilling to allow himself to be pulled into Whelen's games and Connie's falling for them.

Eventually Connie comes to her senses and pretends to be going on an assignment for Whelen--but she really travels to Connecticut because she's heard Jerry is there. Can Whelen manage to once again derail Connie now that she is finally determined to win back her man?

The film is a nice comedy and very enjoyable. It's remarkably similar to the other two films but the dialog isn't quite as sparkling and zippy as it is in "His Girl Friday"--and who can surpass Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell? Plus, it's just funnier.


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