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Keeping Company (1940)

Passed | | Drama | 27 December 1940 (USA)
A real estate agent and his wife try to advise their eldest daughter about marriage.

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Harry Ruskin (screen play), James Hill (screen play) (as James H. Hill) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Morgan ... Harry C. Thomas
Ann Rutherford ... Mary Thomas
John Shelton ... Ted Foster
Irene Rich ... Mrs. Thomas
Gene Lockhart ... Mr. Hellman
Virginia Weidler ... Harriet Thomas
Virginia Grey ... Anastasia Atherton
Dan Dailey ... Jim Reynolds (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Gloria DeHaven ... Evelyn Thomas
Sara Haden ... Mrs. Foster
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Storyline

A real estate agent and his wife try to advise their eldest daughter about marriage.

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IT'S THRILLING...to be young and in love!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary se enamora See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

If the name of the car Ted is selling sounds familiar - nine years after the release of this film, the Dodge division of Chrysler came out with its Coronet model in 1949. It was in production until 1959, and was brought back in 1965 until 1976. See more »

Goofs

When Ted and Mary are arguing about Anastasia, the amount of water in the pitcher and glass she keeps drinking from varies. See more »

Quotes

Harriet Thomas: [to Anastasia after tripping her up in the park] Sometimes girls like you go down and down until at last they fall victim to narcotics!
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Connections

Followed by This Time for Keeps (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Whistled by Frank Morgan
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Father (and Mother) Know Best
4 September 2003 | by German-5See all my reviews

Mr and Mrs Thomas (Frank Morgan and Irene Rich) have three daughters. The youngest, Harriet (Virginia Weidler), is always getting into trouble, snooping around or trying to connive some pistachio ice cream. Her older sister, Evelyn (Gloria De Haven), seems to spend much time in the kitchen. The story focuses on the romance of the oldest girl, Mary (Ann Rutherford), with Ted Foster (John Shelton), who is an automobile salesman at a dealership owned by Mr Hellman (Gene Lockhart). Ted and Mary soon get married and confidently expect a life of undisturbed bliss, since they are so much in love that no quarrel could ever separate them. But when Ted has some quite innocent dealings with Anastasia Atherton, a pretty model, misunderstandings and complications ensue, which require the wise intervention of Mr and Mrs Thomas. A nice little old-fashioned family picture.


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