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There Goes My Girl (1937)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 21 May 1937 (USA)
A screwball comedy in the vein of His Girl Friday (1940). Jerry and Connie are ace reporters for rival newspapers. They are engaged to be married, but their employers try every trick in the... See full summary »

Directors:

Ben Holmes, Edward Killy (uncredited)

Writers:

Harry Segall (screen play), George Beck (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Raymond ... Reporter Jerry Martin
Ann Sothern ... Reporter Connie Taylor
Gordon Jones ... Reporter Dunn
Richard Lane ... Editor Tim J. Whelan
Frank Jenks ... Reporter Frank 'George' Tate
Bradley Page ... Joe Rethburn - Nightclub Owner
Joan Woodbury ... Margot Whitney
Marla Shelton ... Mrs. Grace Andrews
Alec Craig ... 'Godfrey' - a Hobo
Joseph Crehan ... Sgt. Wood
William Corson William Corson ... Dan Curtis
Maxine Jennings ... Miss Caldwell - Actress
Clyde Dilson Clyde Dilson ... Actor Shot at Wedding
Charles Coleman ... Faraday
Chester Clute ... Stu Parker - Whelan's Idea Man
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A screwball comedy in the vein of His Girl Friday (1940). Jerry and Connie are ace reporters for rival newspapers. They are engaged to be married, but their employers try every trick in the book to keep them apart. With the nuptials apparently thwarted, Jerry and Connie are sent by their respective newspapers to cover the Andrews murder case in Bridgeport. Will the couple reconcile or will professional competition drive them farther apart? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casamento a Prestações See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The " My Man Godfrey" is a reference to a movie of the same name that was released seven months before the release of this film. See more »

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Rival newspaper reporters have stormy romance...
19 May 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

There isn't anything in THERE GOES MY GIRL that hasn't been done before in screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s. This has the feisty ANN SOTHERN playing a game of oneupmanship with would be hubby GENE RAYMOND, both of them cheated out of getting married by their scheming boss RICHARD LANE.

The story is absurd, the plot contrivances are everywhere, and it's just a matter of time before Sothern and Raymond are able to tie the knot by using physical restraint on Lane to keep him from interfering with their nuptial ceremony.

It's old hat stuff given a little too much zest from pert ANN SOTHERN, at her feistiest, and GENE RAYMOND, trying hard to be a comedian but not exactly a master of disguises. His French accent is a disgrace.

Newspaper stories were quite the fad in the '30s and this is just another one of those fast paced comedies that makes absolutely no sense when you stop to think about it. Other stars, like Rosalind Russell, Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert, Irene Dunne and even Bette Davis, did similar screwball newspaper stories but with much better scripts.


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