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Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 February 1939 (USA)
Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist ... See full summary »

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Casey Robinson (screen play), Mark Reed (from the stage play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Priscilla Lane ... Ellen Murray
Jeffrey Lynn ... Douglas Hall
Roland Young ... Titus Jaywood
Fay Bainter ... Ann Murray
May Robson ... 'Granny' Whitman
Genevieve Tobin ... Connie Nevins
Ian Hunter ... Lewis Murray
Robert Homans ... Sgt. Murphy
Edward Gargan ... Police Officer
Spencer Charters ... Angus Dibble
Lottie Williams Lottie Williams ... Martha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Panzer ... Peter (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist cabin at a rural lake. Her family is shocked that a young unmarried woman would engage in such amoral activity. The comic plot develops as Ellen argues her case for women's freedom and independence, trying to win over her mother, grandmother, and other dubious relatives. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I vasilissa tou erotos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Was banned in several parts of the United States due to the subject matter. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Murray: I'd rather be humiliated than disappointed.
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Connections

Version of Älskling, jag ger mig (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer
One line sung a cappella by May Robson
Played as background music
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Don't Say No To Yes
14 December 2006 | by timothymcclenaghanSee all my reviews

Rounding up much of the cast of the popular, money-making film, "Four Daughters", Warners Bros. probably figured that it made sense to keep "teaming" Priscilla Lane with Jeffrey Lynn. In my opinion, they do play well opposite each other, as they did in the aforementioned film, and subsequent films in which they appeared together.

The material is dated to us, so take it in the context of the time in which the film was made. Consider it a period piece as you do when you watch films like "Patriot" or "Marie Antoinette". You expect actors to behave as they did in the time, and the plot to be consistent with the thinking of that era.

But, even taking all that into account, it's a so-so film. I suspect the Broadway play upon which the film is based, was toned down to meet censorship rules, and that must have weakened the story considerably.

So,don't blame the actors if this film doesn't come off as great cinema. Nevertheless, it's worth watching if you like the particular actors appearing in this film.


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