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They Meet Again (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Musical | 11 July 1941 (USA)
In the sixth entry of this series, Dr. Paul Christian is giving a party for Janie Webster, a motherless little girl of nine, with a fine singing voice. But, as her father, Bob Webster, is ... See full summary »

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Peter Milne (story), Peter Milne (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Hersholt ... Dr. Paul Christian
Dorothy Lovett ... Judy Price
Robert Baldwin ... Roy Davis
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Hastings
Neil Hamilton ... Gov. John C. North
Anne Bennett Anne Bennett ... Janie Webster
Barton Yarborough Barton Yarborough ... Bob Webster
Arthur Hoyt ... Redmond, Governor's Secretary
John Dilson ... William Merrill Sr.
Frank Melton ... Wiliiam Merrill Jr.
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Dick
Milton Kibbee ... Defense Attorney Larkin
Gus Glassmire Gus Glassmire ... Judge Ed Ellis
Patsy Parsons ... Susie (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
Meredith Howard Meredith Howard ... Gertrude
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In the sixth entry of this series, Dr. Paul Christian is giving a party for Janie Webster, a motherless little girl of nine, with a fine singing voice. But, as her father, Bob Webster, is about to leave the bank where he works to go to the celebration, a shortage is found in his books. for which he is held responsible, jailed, and subsequently, in a court trial is found guilty. Janie is not told that her father is going to prison, but her South Park schoolmates quickly make sure she is informed and brought up to date, and she becomes very ill. Dr. Christian gets his friends and household together, especially Mr. Hastings, his housekeeper who solves all problems by astrology, and, based on a hunch by Dr. Christian, who is convinced Bob is not guilty, they decide to 'cherchez la femme" (not easy to do with a Swedish accent) and prove Bob's innocence. And do so just in time to watch Janie win the state-wide singing contest. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De weg tot elkander See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Follows Remedy for Riches (1940) See more »

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IN THE MAKE BELIEVE LAND OF DREAMS
Written by Jack Owens
Sung by Anne Bennett (uncredited)
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Detective Christian
1 May 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Dr. Christian series that Jean Hersholt starred in for RKO Pictures came to an end with They Meet Again. As in the previous film Melody For Three it involves a musical prodigy. Young Anne Bennett is a road show version of Deanna Durbin who wants to represent River's End at the Minnesota State musical show. But young Anne has bigger problems, her widower father Barton Yarborough has been framed and convicted of embezzlement at the bank he works at. Of course he didn't do it otherwise Dr. Christian and staff wouldn't agree to help.

With Jean Hersholt going to St. Paul to see Governor Neil Hamilton for a conditional release Detective Christian with operatives Robert Baldwin and Dorothy Lovett go to work on seeing who did the deed. With a really clever ruse involving a singing telegram they flush out the real thief. And Baldwin is adept at worming evidence out of loose women to nail the perpetrator.

In the meantime young Ms. Bennett takes sick with one of those Hollywood maladies that Dr. Christian just calls a broken heart. He has his own problems trying to see Neil Hamilton.

Of course it all ends happily as these films do. But I have to say this one was the most maudlin of the Dr. Christian films I've seen and now I've seen them all.

I do hope Dorothy Lovett and Robert Baldwin eventually tied the knot, she waited for him long enough.


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