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Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 16 July 1942 (USA)
A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The ... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Jacques Deval (play), Valerie Wyngate (play) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Consuelo Croyden
Robert Taylor ... Terry Trindale
George Sanders ... Tony Barling
Frank McHugh ... Chappie Champagne
Elizabeth Patterson ... Eva
Chill Wills ... Judge
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A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The problem is that the "phony" boyfriend is actually really in love with her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Playing With Love is Risky - But Such Fun!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was Norma Shearer's final film appearance, in large part because it was not merely unpopular, but performed so poorly that M-G-M financial records say it lost the studio nearly $350,000. As a result Shearer, the widow of former studio Vice President Irving Thalberg, "voluntarily retired" from her film career and essentially remained in self imposed seclusion for the rest of her life. See more »

Quotes

Consuelo Croyden: One thing is obvious, you're mad!
Terry Trindale: Oh, well, thank you.
Consuelo Croyden: Impertinent. Talkative. Fresh. Are you honest? I think you are.
Terry Trindale: So do I.
Consuelo Croyden: That's good.
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Crazy Credits

"The End. America Needs Your Money. Buy War Bonds And Stamps Every Pay Day." See more »

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Version of The Passionate Plumber (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Partially played on piano by Robert Taylor during his first piano version of "I Dare You"
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Cute and Funny
9 July 2009 | by gggg-97See all my reviews

Why does George Sanders always play the cad? I think he's very sexy, and this was the perfect role for him. Too bad Sanders was always cast as the cad/rival. I would like to have seen him as a romantic lead more often. Anyway Sanders and Shearer are delightful and very watchable in this film. They're both extremely talented actors, and the chemistry was believable. Shearer wasn't at her best, and didn't have much of a script to work with, but she proves she's one of the great movie stars - you simply cannot take your eyes off her. However, Taylor stole the show with his brilliant comedic expression and timing. He's a marvelous actor and used those eyebrows to their full potential in "Her Cardboard Lover". This is a very cute romantic romp of a film with some truly funny scenes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1942 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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