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Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 February 1939 (USA)
Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist ... See full summary »

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Casey Robinson (screen play), Mark Reed (from the stage play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Priscilla Lane ... Ellen Murray
Jeffrey Lynn ... Douglas Hall
Roland Young ... Titus Jaywood
Fay Bainter ... Ann Murray
May Robson ... 'Granny' Whitman
Genevieve Tobin ... Connie Nevins
Ian Hunter ... Lewis Murray
Robert Homans ... Sgt. Murphy
Edward Gargan ... Police Officer
Spencer Charters ... Angus Dibble
Lottie Williams Lottie Williams ... Martha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Panzer ... Peter (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist cabin at a rural lake. Her family is shocked that a young unmarried woman would engage in such amoral activity. The comic plot develops as Ellen argues her case for women's freedom and independence, trying to win over her mother, grandmother, and other dubious relatives. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I vasilissa tou erotos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play originally opened in New York City, New York, USA on 9 February 1937 and ran for 405 performances. See more »

Quotes

Ann Murray: [to Jaywood] You saw the boy - did he look like a weekender?
'Granny' Whitman: What male doesn't?
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Connections

Version of Älskling, jag ger mig (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes, My Darling Daughter
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening and end credits
Played as background music often
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Thoroughly Nauseating
17 March 2002 | by YakovDavidSee all my reviews

Based on a stage play and it really shows. (The characters in this movie talk and talk endlessly.)The situation, with our plucky heroine going off for the weekend with a boyfriend who is soon to leave for an overseas job, just might be seen as racy for the late thirties. It is made pretty clear early on that Priscilla Lane would just never do that sort of thing and not return as pure as the newly fallen snow, but everybody in this movie has to talk about it - her mom, her aunt, her dad, her grandmother (the hammy May Robson), the mom's old boyfriend from way back when (played by Roland Young - and what is he doing here anyway? His character's presence makes no sense at all)- and the quality of the talk is moralizing and dreadfully dull. (The movie is not helped at all by the presence of Jeffrey Lynn, just about the stodgiest and dullest young leading man this side of Ronald Reagan.) Priscilla Lane could be genuinely charming at times, but she doesn't have a chance against a lousy script and heavy-handed direction. See it once, if you really have to see have see every movie that Priscilla Lane ever made....


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