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Cynthia (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 29 August 1947 (USA)
Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Harold Buchman, Viña Delmar (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Cynthia Bishop
George Murphy ... Larry Bishop
S.Z. Sakall ... Prof. Rosenkrantz
Mary Astor ... Louise Bishop
Gene Lockhart ... Dr. Fred I. Jannings
Spring Byington ... Carrie Jannings
Jimmy Lydon ... Ricky Latham
Scotty Beckett ... Will Parker
Carol Brannon Carol Brannon ... Fredonia Jannings (as Carol Brannan)
Anna Q. Nilsson ... Miss Brady, English Teacher
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Phillips, Principal
Kathleen Howard ... Mac McQuillan, Jannings' Nurse
Shirley Johns Shirley Johns ... Stella Regan
Barbara Challis Barbara Challis ... Alice
Harlan Briggs ... J.M. Dingle, Napoleon Hardware
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Storyline

Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll fall in love with Cynthia

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cynthia: The Rich, Full Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,318,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Whatever illness sickly Cynthia suffers from is never mentioned. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Melody of Spring
(uncredited)
based on music by Johann Strauss
Music Adapted by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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S.Z. Sakall, Jimmy Lydon Save this Film
2 June 2019 | by tr-83495See all my reviews

A portrait of a family burdened by the expectations of others and in psychological bondage of imagined events that become all-too-real. S.Z. Sakall leads this misfit cast and holds it all together with his wit and charm. Murphy, Taylor, Lockhart, Byington and the other major players do nothing to help this slow moving behemoth.

It is Jimmy Lydon, along with the late-developing Mary Astor who bring this film to life and make it the better-than-average film that it is.


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