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Heartbeat (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | May 1946 (USA)
In Paris, a young woman runs away from a reform school, joins a pickpocket academy, and finds herself falling for the handsome diplomat she's been blackmailed into stealing from.

Director:

Sam Wood

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Morrie Ryskind (adaptation), Hans Wilhelm (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Arlette Lafron
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Pierre de Roche (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
Adolphe Menjou ... Ambassador
Melville Cooper ... Roland Latour
Mikhail Rasumny ... Yves Cadubert
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Baron Ferdinand Dvorak
Mona Maris ... Ambassador's Wife
Henry Stephenson ... Minister
Basil Rathbone ... Professor Aristide
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Storyline

A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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A daring, exciting adventure...in the world's most exciting capitol!

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazonada See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Yves Cadubert: When I lie, everybody knows. Maybe I should go into politics where it doesn't matter.
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Connections

Remake of Battement de coeur (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Guess ?
(The Heartbeat Song)
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Ervin Drake
Sung by Ginger Rogers
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Charming, old-fashioned fun
20 June 1999 | by OrielSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film in an early-morning, commercial-filled broadcast, but such was its charm that I not only stuck with it but sought out a copy of my own. Part of its appeal is an unusual--and unusually wistful--role for Rogers: as a reluctant pickpocket-in-training, she combines a poignant innocence with her trademark spunk. Basil Rathbone is, as always, elegantly nasty as her mentor/Svengali, and the good old-fashioned happy ending will satisfy the romantic in you. This may not be for those who prefer Ginger in dancing mode, but if you enjoyed the cheerful sentimentality of Kitty Foyle, you should check out Heartbeat.


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