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Cynthia (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 29 August 1947 (USA)
Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Harold Buchman, Viña Delmar (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Cynthia Bishop
George Murphy ... Larry Bishop
S.Z. Sakall ... Prof. Rosenkrantz
Mary Astor ... Louise Bishop
Gene Lockhart ... Dr. Fred I. Jannings
Spring Byington ... Carrie Jannings
Jimmy Lydon ... Ricky Latham
Scotty Beckett ... Will Parker
Carol Brannon Carol Brannon ... Fredonia Jannings (as Carol Brannan)
Anna Q. Nilsson ... Miss Brady, English Teacher
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Phillips, Principal
Kathleen Howard ... Mac McQuillan, Jannings' Nurse
Shirley Johns Shirley Johns ... Stella Regan
Barbara Challis Barbara Challis ... Alice
Harlan Briggs ... J.M. Dingle, Napoleon Hardware
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Storyline

Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll fall in love with Cynthia

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cynthia: The Rich, Full Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,318,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Whatever illness sickly Cynthia suffers from is never mentioned. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Melody of Spring
(uncredited)
based on music by Johann Strauss
Music Adapted by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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Emotion is the directors job
21 August 2002 | by katdeuxSee all my reviews

I came into this film on TCM at 6:15 AM one morning, about 1/4 into it so I missed the opening and establishing of the players backgrounds and motivations, and I did not 'get them' until the denouement. The motivations of the mother and father as well as the uncle as the doctor and his family, are the engine that drive the plot. However, the directors job, once he has a decent story, is to elicit emotion of varying kinds from the audience. If you want to look at and watch Liz Taylor in all her youthful glory and magnetism, this is one of the best. Ironically if forebodes her complete life as a great actress who has health problems all her life. This film took me up and down several times much to my amazement and has a great Hollywood, happy wrap up. (nothing wrong with feeling good especially at 6 A M). Yes, of course there are some problems but I watch films for the way they make me feel in the end, not specifically to be a critic, especially films of this genre and contrived time period. I loved it because it made me feel alive and real!!We all have felt these same emotions in our youth and this well done film allows us feel these once more.


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