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Margie (1946)

Approved | | Comedy | November 1946 (USA)
A woman reminisces about her teenage years in the 1920s, when she fell in love with her teacher.

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screen play by), Ruth McKenney (based on stories by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Crain ... Marjorie 'Margie' MacDuff
Glenn Langan ... Prof. Ralph Fontayne
Lynn Bari ... Miss Isabel Palmer
Alan Young ... Roy Hornsdale
Barbara Lawrence ... Marybelle Tenor
Conrad Janis ... Johnny 'Johnikins' Green
Esther Dale ... Grandma McSweeney
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Angus MacDuff
Ann E. Todd ... Joyce Fontayne (as Ann Todd)
Hattie McDaniel ... Cynthia
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Storyline

Margie and her daughter reminisce about Margie's girlhood in the roaring twenties. In flashback, Margie, a smarter, less popular girl at Central High, meets handsome new French teacher Ralph Fontayne; circumstances keep throwing them together and Margie, in company with every other girl in school, develops a crush on him. Then Margie's date for the prom gets sick, and what happens next surprises everyone. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

These were the days...When youth was flaming and the Charleston was the National Anthem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cómo le conocí See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 28, 1947 with Jeanne Crain and Alan Young reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Although the featured automobiles are of the proper vintage, newer models can be seen in the background on several occasions. See more »

Quotes

Professor Fontayne: I was just looking for Keats. Do you like Keats?
Margie: I don't know, sir. What are keats?
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Soundtracks

COFFEE, A SANDWICH, AND YOU
Sung by Barbara Lawrence
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Delightful comedy is a triumph for Jeanne Crain...
30 July 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Nostalgic fluff about a 1920s schoolgirl (Jeanne Crain) with a crush on her handsome French teacher (Glenn Langan) and the trials and tribulations of growing up during the flapper age of "Flaming Youth". A charming musical delight with some lively performances from Barbara Lawrence (in her usual fast girl role), Lynn Bari, Alan Young and Conrad Janis.

Jeanne Crain was a popular star at Fox when this was made and her appeal was never more apparent than as the sweetly innocent heroine who gradually emerges as a woman unafraid of her convictions. Her beauty is the refreshing kind that looks so good in technicolor and the story is just the sort of vehicle she needed to showcase her natural charm and ability.

Tastefully photographed with some nice period music and well directed by Henry King, it became one of the most popular films of 1946. It has lost none of its charm. Well worth viewing.


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