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There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 14 October 1938 (USA)
A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Bill Spencer
... Joan Butterfield
... Peggy O'Brien
... Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
... Dorothy Moore
... Mr. Stevens - Editor
... Cyrus Butterfield
... Flash Fisher
... Hinkley - Secretary
... Detective O'Brien
... Mr. Dobbs
... Mr. Gorman
... Robinson (as Sid Saylor)
... Officer
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Storyline

Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a shop girl (Patsy Kelly) . The shop girl takes her in and gets her a job at the store which is part of a chain owned by the heiress. Unbeknownst to the newsworthy heiress, her true identity is known to a single reporter (March). Written by CComly

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Comedy | Romance

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14 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aí Vai Meu Coração  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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First feature film from Hal Roach Studios released through United Artists. Previously, and for many years, the studio's films were distributed by MGM. See more »

Quotes

Peggy O'Brien: There's nothing automatic about this apartment, you want something done, you'll have to do it yourself.
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Crazy Credits

The closing "The End" title is spelled out with seashells on a beach (white seashells for "The" and black ones for "End"). See more »

Soundtracks

John Brown's Body
(1859) (uncredited)
(Sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn Of the Republic")
Music by William Steffe (1856)
Lyrics by Thomas Brigham Bishop (1859)
Sung a cappella by Fredric March, Eugene Pallette and Arthur Lake
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In Defense of a Not So Terrible Film
28 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so this is a copy of It Happened One Night. Big deal. There's actually a fair amount in it that is different. The basic elements are the same: Girl runs away from dad/grandfather and dodges the detectives but comes face-to-face with a reporter hiding his identity from her.

I would say that the primary difference between films is the attitudes of the leading men. Clark is essentially blackmailing Claudette in IHON, while in this film, Fredric doesn't seem to have any intention of publicising Virginia - he doesn't want to write the story in the first place, keeps delaying the finish of his story, and finally he rips it up and refuses to do it at all. In TGMH, there is also a strange but amusing supporting actress who works in the same store as Virginia does. Oscar Shapely of IHON is not her equivalent, though amusing in his own way, believe you me.

It Happened One Night is definitely the more solid of the two movies, but There Goes My Heart is fun to watch and should be more actively viewed than it is, instead of being condemned by a majority that probably hasn't seen it, but bases their opinions on the negative reviews of others. I myself was sceptical - I just watched it prepared to react whatever way the movie led me, and I have to say that I did like it and would definitely see it again.


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