Vivacious Lady

  • U
  • George Stevens (1938)
  • US
  • 89 min
Vivacious Lady
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Professor James Stewart tries to tell his conservative dad, the wonderfully irascible Charles Coburn, that he has married showgirl Ginger Rogers in this sparkling screwball comedy, directed by the great George Stevens. It's a funny idea, and you don't really notice that it's a one-joke movie. Super character actors in support include Beulah Bondi, playing slightly against type as Stewart's mum, Franklin Pangborn and Grady Sutton, and, very early in their careers, lively Jack Carson and lovable Hattie McDaniel. It's not great, but it's very likeable and fast-paced.

Plot Summary

Screwball comedy starring Ginger Rogers and James Stewart. A naive academic impulsively marries a New York nightclub singer and then has to face both his ex-fiancée and his dominating father.

Cast and crew

Cast

Frances Brent
Ginger Rogers
Peter Morgan
James Stewart
Keith Beston
James Ellison
Doctor Morgan
Charles Coburn
Mrs Morgan
Beulah Bondi
Helen
Frances Mercer
Jenny
Phyllis Kennedy
Joseph
Alec Craig
Apartment manager
Franklin Pangborn
Culpepper
Grady Sutton
Hattie, the maid
Hattie McDaniel
Charlie, the waiter captain
Jack Carson

Crew

Director
George Stevens

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Distributor:
Cornerstone Media
Categories
Comedy

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