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My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 17 September 1937 (USA)
When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ... See full summary »

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writer:

Herman J. Mankiewicz (original story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edna May Oliver ... Mrs. Atherton
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Martha Aldrich
Walter Pidgeon ... Ken Morley
Rita Johnson ... Ellen Warfield
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Sinclair
Paul Harvey ... Mr. Sinclair
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... Mr. Warfield
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Talbot
Roger Converse ... Ted Martin
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... An Attendant (as Guinn Williams)
Leonid Kinskey ... A Waiter
Brent Sargent Brent Sargent ... Gregory
J. Farrell MacDonald ... 'Doc' Howe
Robert Greig ... The Major Domo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Dupont (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along with her Aunt Lou, heads for New York, where managing editor Ken Morley's attitude towards women reporters prompts Martha into taking a reporter's job on her own newspaper. Then she proceeds to prove she can be as good a reporter as any man. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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reporter | maid | editor | aunt | nebraska | See All (37) »

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The Season's Gayest Love Story!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi estimada señorita See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actors in studio records/casting call lists who were not seen in the movie are (with their character names) E. Alyn Warren (Doctor), Selmer Jackson (Captain), Marie Blake (Telephone Operator), Edward LeSaint (American), William Bailey (Dupont), Paul Newlan (Husky Man) and Adia Kuznetzoff (Servant). See more »

Goofs

When Martha and Mrs. Atherton are arriving in New York City by train, through the windows on the rear-screen projection there is a billboard advertising Mueller's spaghetti - with the letters reversed. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Atherton: [to Martha when they arrive in New York] We've got eight pieces of luggage. Count the umbrellas. See that everything gets off. Everybody in New York is a thief!
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Crazy Credits

Everything said about Nebraska is true. Every Nebraskan has sarcastic sarcasm. See more »

Connections

References Perils of Pauline (1933) See more »

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If You love old Black and White comedies from the 30's, try this one.
22 May 2000 | by largentSee all my reviews

Just watched this and 'Meet John Doe' today on the classic movie channel, very enjoyable double feature. Add 'His Girl Friday' and you have a great newspaper trilogy of B&W comedies from the 30's. I have always thought that the late 30's was a grand time for movie making. I really liked Edna May Oliver as Mrs. Atherton, she stole every scene she was in. It is very hard to beat Herman J. Mankiewicz for snappy, funny, sharp dialog. A great escape for 75 minutes of light hearted fun.


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