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Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)

In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Allen

Writers:

Sheridan Gibney (screenplay), Cornelia Otis Skinner (from the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gail Russell ... Cornelia Otis Skinner
Diana Lynn ... Emily Kimbrough
Charles Ruggles ... Otis Skinner
Dorothy Gish ... Mrs. Skinner
Beulah Bondi ... Miss Horn
James Brown ... Avery Moore
Bill Edwards ... Tom Newhall
Jean Heather ... Frances Smithers
Alma Kruger ... Mrs. Lamberton
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In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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FROM THE GAY BEST-SELLER THAT STOLE AMERICA'S HEART! (original poster-all caps)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas em Flor See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Paramount originally hired Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough to collaborate with Sheridan Gibney on the screenplay. Kimbrough recounted their Hollywood experiences in her book "We followed our hearts to Hollywood". Though little of Skinner and Kimbrough's work was retained in the final shoot script, Kimbrough was hired to act as technical adviser during the filming. See more »

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Referenced in Jazz: Risk: 1945-1955 (2001) See more »

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It's OK
31 January 2010 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Cornelia (Gail Russell) and Emily (Diana Lynn) decide to go on a trip to Europe as Cornelia discovers that Avery (James Brown) is travelling there. On the ship, Cornelia meets Avery while Lynn meets Tom (Bill Edwards) and the four become travelling partners. They disembark in England and visit France before making their way back home.

There is no plot in this story. It's a sequence of incidents that take you from the beginning to the end. The acting is pretty wooden in parts, especially from Brown, Edwards and Russell. The acting honours go to Charles Ruggles (Otis Skinner), Dorothy Gish (Mrs Skinner) and Lynn. Brown is a typically brainless, lug-headed American and Edwards is even worse! The film alternates between funny moments and drawn out scenes.


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