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Girls' School (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 September 1938 (USA)
A student monitor at a girls' school reports one of the popular girls for staying out late and faces the scorn of her fellow pupils.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Tess Slesinger (screen play), Richard Sherman (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Shirley ... Natalie Freeman
Nan Grey ... Linda Simpson
Ralph Bellamy ... Michael Hendragin
Dorothy Moore ... Betty Fleet
Gloria Holden ... Miss Laurel
Marjorie Main ... Miss Armstrong
Margaret Tallichet ... Gwennie
Peggy Moran ... Myra
Kenneth Howell ... Edgar
Noah Beery Jr. ... George
Cecil Cunningham ... Miss Brewster
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Simpson
Doris Kenyon ... Mrs. Simpson
Heather Thatcher ... Miss Brackett
Virginia Howell ... Miss MacBeth
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A student monitor at a girls' school reports one of the popular girls for staying out late and faces the scorn of her fellow pupils.

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With 50 beautiful stars of tomorrow.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romantic Age See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Doran (Miss Smith) and Franklin Pangborn (M'sieur) are in studio records/casting call lists for those roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Nan Grey
Also in the score near the end
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Decent
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Girls' School (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Somewhat entertaining but oh so over dramatic tale of a poor girl (Anne Shirley) who gets a scholarship at a rich school where she's abused by both students, led by the popular Linda Simpson (Nan Grey) and faculty. The morals of this film are certainly well intended but the film goes over the top on pretty much all levels, which leads to a serious but God awful funny last scene. I enjoyed the performances by Shirley and Grey but wish the material had been toned down just a tad so that you could have taken them a bit more serious. Ralph Bellamy has a couple good scenes and his little dance got a couple laughs. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Score.


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