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Her First Romance (1940)

A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.


Edward Dmytryk


Adele Comandini (screenplay), Gene Stratton-Porter (novel)


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Complete credited cast:
Edith Fellows ... Linda Strong
Wilbur Evans Wilbur Evans ... Philip Niles
Julie Bishop ... Eileen Strong (as Jacqueline Wells)
Alan Ladd ... John Gilman
Judith Linden Judith Linden ... Marian Strong
Roger Daniel ... Donald Whiting
Marian Kerby Marian Kerby ... Katy (as Marion Kirby)
Marlo Dwyer ... Susie Sloan (as Marla Dwyer)
Ottola Nesmith ... Mrs. Whiting
Ray Hirsch Ray Hirsch ... Student Butch
Alexandria Moreland Alexandria Moreland ... Co-Ed Gladys Jones
Edwin Brian Edwin Brian ... Student
Julie Sheldon Julie Sheldon ... Co-Ed Nancy
John Adamson John Adamson ... Student Friday


A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.

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Drama | Musical


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Release Date:

25 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Right Man See more »


Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was first telecast in New York City Wednesday 11 August 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Sunday 17 April 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »


Linda Strong: Are you a bachelor?
Philip Niles: Why, yes.
Linda Strong: Oh that's too bad, I feel sorry for you.
Linda Strong: Oh, please don't be. It agrees with me.
Linda Strong: My Daddy always said a bachelor is a man no woman ever loved enough to rope in.
Philip Niles: Oh you don't say!
Linda Strong: Yes, he was a psychologist. He wrote books about it. He always said, a bachelor pretended to be happy, but he was just dying to get caught.
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Remade as I de lyse nætter (1948) See more »


Star of Love
Music by Gregory Stone
Lyrics by ???
Sung by Edith Fellows and Wilbur Evans
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Syrup, with just a hint of spice
12 February 2017 | by sbasu-47-608737See all my reviews

The one person who makes the movie watchable is the delightful (on screen), and intensely tragic (in real life) Edith Fellows. After watching the movie, I looked for other movies of her, and then got the surprise. She didn't get many roles, probably none in a la creme movies, and that was - to top it all, due to her short stature! She was a delightful soprano, sweet looking, good figure, and despite that she couldn't get even musicals! This one is of course out and out her movie, and she does full justice to her part. Probably, after experience as child actress, even at this tender age, she was 17, the age of the on-screen role, she wasn't really a green-horn.

It isn't a very unpredictable movie, the ugly duckling here has quite a few fairy godmothers,from Katy, to her best friend Susie, to cousin Marian, who were ready to do anything to protect her, even playing cupid against Linda (Edith)'s own cupid identity. There was only one cruel step-sister here, Eileen, who was step-sister cum step mother (legal guardian).Though it might not look as fair fight, one against many, but shrewd and manipulative Eileen was able to partially make it even. The musical numbers were excellently rendered by Edith and Wilbur. If my memory serves me right, this is the first soprano version of "ochi chernye" I have heard, and Edith didn't disappoint.

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