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That Hagen Girl (1947)

Passed | | Drama | 1 November 1947 (USA)
Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (screenplay), Edith Kneipple Roberts (from a novel by) (as Edith Roberts)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Reagan ... Thomas J. (Tom) Bates
Shirley Temple ... Mary Hagen
Rory Calhoun ... Ken Freneau
Lois Maxwell ... Julia Kane
Dorothy Peterson ... Minta Hagen
Charles Kemper ... Jim Hagen
Conrad Janis ... Dewey Koons
Penny Edwards ... Christine Delaney
Jean Porter ... Sharon Bailey
Harry Davenport ... Judge Merrivale
Nella Walker ... Molly Freneau
Winifred Harris ... Selma Delaney
Moroni Olsen ... Trenton Gateley
Frank Conroy ... Dr. Stone
Kathryn Card ... Miss Grover
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Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to town, he takes over the house and practice that Judge Merrivale left him when he died. As Tom has been away a number of years, this leads to more gossip and Mary believes that he is her father. The popular and rich Ken loves Mary, but his family and friends constantly remind him that she is 'not one of us'. Julia, a teacher at school encourages Mary but Mary cannot get a break in anything she does, or is accused of doing. Tom knows the answer to her true identity, and he is silent. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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They gossiped about her in whispers! . . . The victim of idle tongues and meddling people!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Hagen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,327,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple became active in the Republican Party after their retirement from acting. Reagan served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 while Temple served as the US ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976 and as the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1990 to 1992. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Bailey: Mary, you're never gonna be happy if you're always gonna be sad. Now, you've got nice teeth and took two years of French, so why don't you look on the bright side of things!
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Referenced in After Hours (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Corn Pickin'
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Mary and Dewey are dancing
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Watchable, if formulaic
30 January 2001 | by KimB-3See all my reviews

"That Hagen Girl" is a fairly formulaic condemnation of small-town values. Mary Hagen is a young woman whose questionable parentage has caused her to be the subject of gossip and discrimination by the town elite. Her teacher, Miss Lane, tries to encourage her personal growth, the rest of the town conspires to keep her in her place as a second-class citizen, and her presumed real father returns to town to complicate things.

I watched this mainly to see Shirley Temple as an adult rather than a tyke and Lois Maxwell play something other than Miss Moneypenny. Temple is surprisingly pretty and her acting is at least as good as everyone else's in the picture. I found the romantic turnarounds a bit confusing, though -- young Ken turns into a spineless mama's boy, Miss Lane and Tom Bates decide they are just "good friends", and Bates (who for most of the movie is suspected to be Mary's father) is now in love with her! That was a little creepy and not terribly convincing. It's not a movie I would recommend exactly, but it was certainly watchable and of archival interest, if nothing else.


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