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Obliging Young Lady (1942)

Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl ... See full summary »


Richard Wallace


Frank Ryan (screenplay), Bert Granet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Carroll ... Bridget Potter
Edmond O'Brien ... 'Red' Reddy 0- aka Prof. Stanley
Ruth Warrick ... Linda Norton
Eve Arden ... 'Space' O'Shea - aka Suwanee Rivers
Robert Smith Robert Smith ... Charles 'Charlie' Baker
Franklin Pangborn ... Prof. Gibney
Marjorie Gateson ... Mira Potter
John Miljan ... George Potter
George Cleveland ... Clarence - Manager of Lake Mohawk Lodge
Luis Alberni ... Riccardi
Charles Lane ... Smith - Private Detective
Fortunio Bonanova ... Chef
Andrew Tombes ... First Train Conductor
Almira Sessions ... Maid at Lake Mohawk Lodge
Pierre Watkin ... John Markham


Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl from newspaper reporters and publicity. To the same resort comes Red Reddy, a hope-to-be novelist with plans also of furthering a former brief acquaintance with Linda; Charles Baker, Linda's fiancée; a snooping private detective; and Space O'Shea, who hopes to get a story on Bridget and her divorce-seeking parents. The resort is also host to a convention-meeting of a group of bird lovers headed by the prissy Gibney. The mix gives rise to more than a few situations. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

30 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Senhorita Amabilidade See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the opening scene, Red Reddy repeats "Heinie Manush" to the rhythm of the motion of the train he's riding and gradually the other passengers begin to repeat it as well. Henry "Heinie" Manush was a major league ballplayer who played for 17 seasons and had retired from baseball at the time this film was made. See more »


Florence Gill is credited onscreen as "Miss Hollyrod", but it is Nora Cecil who is called by that name. See more »


'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley: [Chants the name of a baseball player in rhythm of the train in motion - soon picked up by everyone on the train] Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush...
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The Volga Boatman
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In the score in the rowboat scene
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Heine Manusch!
3 November 2003 | by blondami2See all my reviews

Totally fab opening has a train-track cadence set to baseball great Heine Manush's name. The name is used throughout the film and sets the tone of silliness. Filled with terrific chacacter actors, the films bounces along despite the lame plot. But it's always a pleasure to see Franklin Pangborn, Almira Sessions, Charles Lane, Eve Arden, Luis Alberni, Jimmy Conlin, George Cleveland, George Chandler, Fortunio Bonanova, Nora Cecil, Marjorie Gateson, and others in solid roles. Ruth Warrick is ok, Edmond O'Brien less so. Joan Carroll as the kid is blah, but Robert Smith is downright terrible. Heine Manusch, Heine Manusch!!!

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