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Girl Trouble (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 October 1942 (USA)
A South American in New York rents the apartment of a socialite who pretends to be his maid.

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Harold D. Schuster

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (screenplay), Robert Riley Crutcher (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... Pedro Sullivan
Joan Bennett ... June Delaney
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Rowland
Frank Craven ... Ambrose Murdock Flint
Alan Dinehart ... Charles Barrett
Helene Reynolds ... Helen Martin
Fortunio Bonanova ... Simon Cordoba
Ted North ... George
Doris Merrick ... Susan
Dale Evans ... Ruth
Roseanne Murray Roseanne Murray ... Pauline
Janis Carter ... Virginia
Vivian Blaine ... Barbara
Trudy Marshall ... Miss Kennedy
Robert Greig ... Fields
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A South American, Pablo Sullivan (Don Ameche), comes to New York City during World Wat Two, seeking investment money for the rubber plantation of his father. He rents the apartment of socialite June Delaney (Joan Bennet) who, for reasons of her own, pretends to be the maid. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's a comedy of terrors (for Don!)...with a design for living that's as modern as love in a blackout! (originalposter) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuidado com as Saias See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It should have been much, much better...instead it made little sense and was tiresome
22 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Girl Trouble" is supposed to be a kooky romantic comedy. The trouble is that the kooky portions are annoying and the romance is anything but romantic! It's a shame, as I love films from Hollywood from this era...but i really found myself struggling to care about this one.

June Delaney (Joan Bennett) is a society woman who just found out she's broke. When a South American rubber magnet, Pedro Sullivan (Don Ameche) arrives, she thinks she can pretend to be a maid in order to regain her old lifestyle. So she poses as a maid and soon it all becomes very tedious...and tough to believe or care about.

In films apart from "The Wizard of Oz", Billie Burke plays rich scatterbrained women. Her range was absolutely nil. But this one was much more grating than others because she was so thoughtless. She was supposed to be funny...she wasn't. She was annoying.

As far as the romance goes, it just appeared out of no where near the end of the film. Neither showed any inclination towards the other--the next thing you know they are head over heels in love!

Overall, a failure...and for me to hate an older film, that's very unusual.


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