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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

Writers:

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

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Did You Know?

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 Beating Heart (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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Just who advised Ginger Rogers
24 October 2004 | by moi-23See all my reviews

As much as I like Ginger Rogers (and so many other members of the cast) it was impossible for me to relate to her at age 35 and wearing a dreadful part "fright wig" passing for an 18 year old reform school delinquent; it was just too big a stretch for this viewer's imagination and I thought in general the film lacked verve. In relation to Ginger playing a much younger character than her years how can one forget her in "The Major and The Minor" at age 32 passing herself off as a 12 year old? With the softest focuses available at the time this was still an incredible piece of casting! I believe this film was a remake of a French film entitled "Battement De Coeur" made in 1939 which I intend to track down for comparison purposes.


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