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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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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

The "fireless cooker" Joan tries to sell is a real item. Also commonly known as a "haybox" - for the insulation material used in early versions - food to be cooked is brought to the boiling point and then is placed in an insulated container to finish cooking by using the retained heat of the food itself. These were popular during World War II to conserve rationed heating fuel, and are still used by campers and hikers. See more »

Quotes

Peggy O'Brien: [to Joan after she offers to sell her coat] Honey, the nearest I can get to a coat like that is petting my cat.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown as if viewed through a ship's porthole. See more »

Soundtracks

A Life on the Ocean Wave
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Epes Sargent
Sung a cappella by Fredric March
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Recycled Runaway Heiress
7 July 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Though the gimmick of the runaway heiress was beginning to wear thin by 1938, There Goes My Heart still is entertaining enough with a sparkling cast going through it's usual paces.

Virginia Bruce is our heiress in this one and reprising his role of hard hitting reporter from Nothing Sacred is Fredric March. Two leads of this magnitude is not usual for the Hal Roach studio which normally was doing two and three reel comedies. But even though this is recycled material it still is served up rather nicely. Best scene for March and Bruce is at the skating rink playing musical chairs on roller skates. March is good, but this was the kind of material Cary Grant would have relished.

Hal Roach did give his director Norman McLeod a fabulous supporting cast to work with all going through their various screen images that we love. Best in the group is Patsy Kelly playing the shop-girl who happens to work in Bruce's grandfather's department store and who takes in Bruce not knowing who she is and gets her job at the store. Nancy Carroll the former silent screen star is a jealous co-worker and Irving Bacon is the sexually harassing supervisor.

Others in this incredibly good cast are Claude Gillingwater as Bruce's tycoon grandfather, Eugene Palette as March's editor, Arthur Lake as March's friend and newspaper photographer and Alan Mowbray as Kelly's boyfriend studying to be a chiropractor. Yes, Alan Mowbray and Patsy Kelly as a couple. Until i saw this film I never would have believed them as a screen team. Patsy's best moments are demonstrating an exercise machine at the store. You should also see newly hired sales person Virginia Bruce waiting on Marjorie Main.

At the very end of the film, former silent screen comic star Harry Langdon plays a minister. At this point in his career, Langdon was accepting any kind of work and part he could get. Nothing especially hilarious about his performance, it's too brief and he's surrounded by too many other high caliber performers in this cast to shine in any way.

It's not one of Fredric March's best films, but it's still amusing enough and the ensemble can't be beat.


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