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Obliging Young Lady (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 30 January 1942 (USA)
Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Frank Ryan (screenplay), Bert Granet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Carroll ... Bridget Potter
Edmond O'Brien ... 'Red' Reddy 0- aka Prof. Stanley
Ruth Warrick ... Linda Norton
Eve Arden ... 'Space' O'Shea - aka Suwanee Rivers
Robert Smith Robert Smith ... Charles 'Charlie' Baker
Franklin Pangborn ... Prof. Gibney
Marjorie Gateson ... Mira Potter
John Miljan ... George Potter
George Cleveland ... Clarence - Manager of Lake Mohawk Lodge
Luis Alberni ... Riccardi
Charles Lane ... Smith - Private Detective
Fortunio Bonanova ... Chef
Andrew Tombes ... First Train Conductor
Almira Sessions ... Maid at Lake Mohawk Lodge
Pierre Watkin ... John Markham
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Storyline

Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl from newspaper reporters and publicity. To the same resort comes Red Reddy, a hope-to-be novelist with plans also of furthering a former brief acquaintance with Linda; Charles Baker, Linda's fiancée; a snooping private detective; and Space O'Shea, who hopes to get a story on Bridget and her divorce-seeking parents. The resort is also host to a convention-meeting of a group of bird lovers headed by the prissy Gibney. The mix gives rise to more than a few situations. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Senhorita Amabilidade See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene, Red Reddy repeats "Heinie Manush" to the rhythm of the motion of the train he's riding and gradually the other passengers begin to repeat it as well. Henry "Heinie" Manush was a major league ballplayer who played for 17 seasons and had retired from baseball at the time this film was made. See more »

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Florence Gill is credited onscreen as "Miss Hollyrod", but it is Nora Cecil who is called by that name. See more »

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'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley: [Chants the name of a baseball player in rhythm of the train in motion - soon picked up by everyone on the train] Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush-Heinie Manush...
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The Volga Boatman
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In the score in the rowboat scene
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Breezy little number
28 August 2014 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Cute little antic comedy from very early in Edmond O'Brien's career. If you only know him from his later character work you'll be surprised how lean and attractive he is here. He also shows himself adept at the knockabout comedy the script calls for.

Joan Carroll, more well known as Agnes Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis and Patsy the troubled young girl in The Bells of St. Mary's, is winsome as the mischievous child who causes the plot to be set in motion. Ruth Warrick, famous from years as Phoebe Tyler in All My Children, is pretty and properly exasperated as the object of O'Brien's ardor.

Filmed at a breakneck pace and stocked with a bunch of reliable character actors, chief among them the great Eve Arden, this is a breezy minor comedy that is more enjoyable than you'd expect from a quickie feature obviously meant for the lower half of a double bill.


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