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There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 14 October 1938 (USA)
A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Eddie Moran (screen play), Jack Jevne (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fredric March ... Bill Spencer
Virginia Bruce ... Joan Butterfield
Patsy Kelly ... Peggy O'Brien
Alan Mowbray ... Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
Nancy Carroll ... Dorothy Moore
Eugene Pallette ... Mr. Stevens - Editor
Claude Gillingwater ... Cyrus Butterfield
Arthur Lake ... Flash Fisher
Etienne Girardot ... Hinkley - Secretary
Robert Armstrong ... Detective O'Brien
Irving Bacon ... Mr. Dobbs
Irving Pichel ... Mr. Gorman
Syd Saylor ... Robinson (as Sid Saylor)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Officer
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Storyline

Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a shop girl (Patsy Kelly) . The shop girl takes her in and gets her a job at the store which is part of a chain owned by the heiress. Unbeknownst to the newsworthy heiress, her true identity is known to a single reporter (March). Written by CComly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

HE - loved her - yet had to expose her - SHE - loved him - but a million dollars stood between them - then - WHAM - And What Could a Poor Girl Do!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aí Vai Meu Coração See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a New York Times article on 16 October 1938, the Citizen's Chiropractic Committee of New York State sued the film producers, authors and Alan Mowbray for $100,000 claiming damages to the profession. One doctor was very upset that the film implied it was possible to go through a chiropractic school through a correspondence course. The outcome of the suit is not known. See more »

Quotes

Bill' Spencer: All stories start the same way. B, boy. G, girl.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

John Brown's Body
(1859) (uncredited)
(Sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn Of the Republic")
Music by William Steffe (1856)
Lyrics by Thomas Brigham Bishop (1859)
Sung a cappella by Fredric March, Eugene Pallette and Arthur Lake
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Not a particularly great script, but excellent leads
14 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I think I liked this movie despite the rather formulaic and ridiculous plot because both Viginia Bruce and Frederic March did such a wonderful job with this romantic comedy from Hal Roach Productions.

Virginia is the grand-daughter of a very wealthy but extremely overprotective man. He won't let her go anywhere without him and sees danger around every corner. As a result, she is smothered and bored--aching to live a real life. She escapes and establishes a new identity as a regular working girl. However, reporter Frederic March finds out about the ruse and wants to exploit the woman for a buck. However, once they meet, sparks begin to fly and he is torn between riches and his new love.

You know about where the movie will end--after all, it's a formulaic romantic comedy from an era when the movies never dared stray from the expected course. However, how delicately and believably the stars follow this formula is what makes this film so worth watching. A cute and satisfying little film.

By the way, at the very end there is a cute little cameo by the silent screen star Harry Langdon as the preacher. While his best years in movies were long behind him, he did continue to do small roles in a variety of films over the years.


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