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Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 14 January 1938 (USA)
A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Marion Parsonnet (screen play), Harry Ruskin (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gladys George ... Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee
Franchot Tone ... Peter Lawrence
Ted Healy ... Jimmy Slattery
Mickey Rooney ... Mike O'Toole
Frank Jenks ... Joe Cannon
Ralph Morgan ... Reginald 'Reggie' Odell
Virginia Weidler ... Jake O'Toole
Jessie Ralph ... Sheriff Janet Winfield
Fay Holden ... Mary, Peter's Secretary
Barnett Parker ... Hotchkiss, Carlotta's Butler
Julius Tannen ... Mr. Hillier
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Storyline

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

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Taglines:

Roars. Romance. Thrills.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Amor é uma Dor de Cabeça See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Wednesday 11 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 14 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11); in New York City, its earliest documented airing did not take place until 5 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee: Wait a minute, just a week ago I gave you $300. What did you do with it?
Jimmy Slattery: You're right. Let me see.
Jimmy Slattery: Well, I spent $150 on a dame. I lose a hundred and thirty in a crap game. The other twenty? I suppose I just wasted it!
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Better than aspirin
26 February 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

In the late 1930s, MGM turned out some high-concept programmers that are fun to watch. None of these, to my knowledge, cause migraines-- just fits of laughter. Love Is a Headache is one of these charming films.

The story, which is rather simplistic, is about a fading actress (Gladys George) who adopts two street urchins as a publicity stunt. The urchins are portrayed by Mickey Rooney and Virginia Weidler, who convey a realistic and believable sibling relationship. (The studio would re-team Rooney and Weidler in a few other films, notably in an installment of the Andy Hardy series.)

The picture also benefits from the presence of MGM contract player Franchot Tone (who was Mr. Joan Crawford at this time). Tone plays Miss George's love interest and is in all likelihood going to become a daddy to the two urchins. It's nice to see him in more of a 'family'-type comedy.


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