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Wallflower (1948)

Joy (Janis Paige) is used to getting male attention, while her step-sister, Jackie (Joyce Reynolds), stands on the sidelines. The pair, who have a strong bond, come home from college and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Hutton ... Warren James
Joyce Reynolds ... Jackie Linnett
Janis Paige ... Joy Linnett
Edward Arnold ... Andrew J. Linnett
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Mrs. Jessie Linnett
Jerome Cowan ... Robert 'Bob' James
Don McGuire ... Stevie Wilson
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Dixie James
Lotte Stein ... Minna the Housekeeper
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Joy (Janis Paige) is used to getting male attention, while her step-sister, Jackie (Joyce Reynolds), stands on the sidelines. The pair, who have a strong bond, come home from college and meet the handsome Warren (Robert Hutton) at a dance. Despite initially being attracted to Jackie, those feelings are instantly forgotten when he meets Joy. The two sisters vie for his attention, and Jackie decides to undergo a makeover in order to gain his affections. Her makeover has surprising consequences. Written by Lloyd Purvis

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Two beautiful sisters set their sights on the same man!

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1948 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A Rainy Night in Rio
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
First tune played at the dance
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Definitely Worth A Watch But It Gets Kind of Pedestrian
4 December 2003 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This movie starts out in a stylish, sophisticated manner. It never turns into junk, but it is a clear precursor to television sitcoms. And look at who directed it!

The stepsisters have an appealingly warm relationship and both are charming. But their characters' names are similar and they don't look a whole lot different, apart from a bit of a difference in height. Having had a blonde and a brunette would have made the plot a little more clear.

Edward Arnold is always a pleasure, always. Jerome Cowan, a dashing private eye only four years earlier in "Crime By Night," is Robert Hutton's father here, and in a minor role at that. I wonder what his story was.


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