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My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 17 September 1937 (USA)
When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ... See full summary »

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writer:

Herman J. Mankiewicz (original story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edna May Oliver ... Mrs. Atherton
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Martha Aldrich
Walter Pidgeon ... Ken Morley
Rita Johnson ... Ellen Warfield
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Sinclair
Paul Harvey ... Mr. Sinclair
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... Mr. Warfield
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Talbot
Roger Converse ... Ted Martin
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... An Attendant (as Guinn Williams)
Leonid Kinskey ... A Waiter
Brent Sargent Brent Sargent ... Gregory
J. Farrell MacDonald ... 'Doc' Howe
Robert Greig ... The Major Domo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Dupont (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along with her Aunt Lou, heads for New York, where managing editor Ken Morley's attitude towards women reporters prompts Martha into taking a reporter's job on her own newspaper. Then she proceeds to prove she can be as good a reporter as any man. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The Season's Gayest Love Story!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi estimada señorita See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Martha's sixty-five cent cafeteria dinner would equate to $10.75 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the cafeteria scene, someone off-screen sneezes. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Atherton: [to Martha when they arrive in New York] We've got eight pieces of luggage. Count the umbrellas. See that everything gets off. Everybody in New York is a thief!
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Crazy Credits

Everything said about Nebraska is true. Every Nebraskan has sarcastic sarcasm. See more »

Connections

References Perils of Pauline (1933) See more »

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Pleasant Entertainment
9 November 2015 | by Man99204See all my reviews

This is a quality MGM production. Overall, the film is pleasing and entertaining. The script plays it safe by suggesting female equality but allowing the hero to win the woman's heart by the end of the movie.

Edna May Oliver is, as always, the bright spot in the movie. No one can toss off a carefully crafted bon mot like Miss Oliver. Walter Pidgeon plays what amounts to a talking "Ken Doll". Maureen O'Sullivan is stunningly beautiful. This film shows that she has a far greater range than playing "Jane" in the MGM Tarzan movies.

The weak point in the film is the script which is Generic MGM - any number of Actors and Actresses could have played these roles.


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