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Roughly Speaking (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 11 April 1946 (Mexico)
In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Louise Randall Pierson
... Harold C. Pierson
... John Crane, ages 20-28
... Louise Jr., ages 18-26
... Rodney Crane
... Lew Morton
... Barbara, ages 21-29
... Alice Abbott
... Barbara, ages 15-20
... Frankie at 17
... Mr. John Chase Randall
... Svend Olsen
... Mrs. Henrietta Louise Randall
... Louise Randall as a child (as Ann Todd)
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome Rodney Crane. Although the two have little in common and Rodney disagrees with Louise's views on the woman's role in society, they marry and have four children. Their personality differences eventually lead to a divorce. Louise eventually finds happiness with her second husband, eccentric Harold Pierson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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11 April 1946 (Mexico)  »

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O Preço da Felicidade  »

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Warner Bros. bought the rights to Louise Randall Pierson's story for $35,000 in 1943 ($514,000 in 2018). See more »

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The young children toss a fuzzy duckling into the air and happily "watch" it as it supposedly flies up in the air. But ducklings have no feathers and cannot fly. See more »

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Harold C. Pierson: Your husband? I'm sure he would be... when he sees the fine new shoe polishing attachment we have... not only this, but the moth sprayer... the upholstery, ah... thing, the ahh... cravostat and the... ah... flaggel.
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The Sidewalks of New York
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Music by Charles Lawlor
Played during the shot of the bridge during the Depression montage
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Made me a Jack Carson Fan
2 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Rosalind Russell was just right for this movie. Bette was a great actress, but I cannot imagine her as Auntie Mame. Same with the heroin of Roughly Speaking. Russell played it just right, with a touch of laughter and a touch of pathos. It is about a woman who lives through: Divorce, polio, the Depression, one monetary failure after another, and finally seeing her sons off to fight in WWII. However, you see that it makes her family stronger, they learn to fight thru their problems and come out better for it. It is this movie that made me fall in love with Jack Carson. Jack Carson never really made it as a top, top star. In fact in most of his movies he played a buffoon or a jerk. But in Rougly Speaking he plays the kind of man most women wish we were married to. It is my opinion that he pretty much played himself. I recommend it: It comes on TCM regularly, if you have not seen it you are in for a real treat. Watch out for Roughly Speaking you will love it.


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