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Get Hep to Love (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 2 October 1942 (USA)
Orphan prodigy singer runs away from her oppressive aunt and tricks a rural couple into adopting her.


Charles Lamont


Jay Dratler (screenplay), M.M. Musselman (story)


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Cast overview:
Gloria Jean ... Doris Stanley
Donald O'Connor ... Jimmy Arnold
Jane Frazee ... Ann Winters
Robert Paige ... Stephen Winters
Peggy Ryan ... Betty Blake
Edith Barrett ... Miss Roberts
Cora Sue Collins ... Elaine Sterling
Nana Bryant ... Aunt Addie
Irving Bacon ... Mr. Hardwicke
John Abbott ... Prof. Radowsky
Millard Mitchell ... McCarthy
Tim Ryan ... Detective Tucker
Douglas Scott ... Ronald Stacey
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Brown
The Jivin' Jacks and Jills ... Dancers


Doris Stanley (Gloria Jean), a budding concert artist, leaves home to escape her Aunt Addie (Nana Bryant), a slave-driving, money-grubber, who hires a private detective to find her. Meanwhile, she gets "adopted" and sheltered by Ann (Jane Frazee) and Steven Winters (Robert Paige), a childless married coupled, and goes to a high school, filled with jivin', jumpin' jitter-buggers.. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION OF Juvenile Jive! (original print ad - many caps)


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Release Date:

2 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chiquita linda See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal 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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Semper Libre
from "La Traviata"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung by Gloria Jean
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Teenie bopper of 1942
5 January 2019 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Calling all Gloria Jean fans, Get Hep to Love lets her explore her teen years as well as wow audiences with her operatic singing! She stars as a famous child singer, whose manager and guardian reneges on her promise to give her a rest from concerts. Fed up and anxious for a vacation, Gloria runs away! She's only a kid, though, and she quickly gets caught and sent to an orphanage until she can be identified-which she doesn't want. So, she steals the name and address of Jane Frazee and Robert Paige, parents who have applied for adoption, and shows up on their doorstep.

Jane and Robert take Gloria into their home and hearts, as does next-door neighbor, teenager Donald O'Connor! This movie isn't going to be up for any awards, but it's a typical teen-flick of the 1940s, if you like that genre. If you liked all the Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland movies, you'll probably like the Gloria-and-Donald duo. Keep in mind the title, though: there's lots of "hep" slang that's supposed to be funny but to modern audiences might come across as strange.

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