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Between Us Girls (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 4 September 1942 (USA)
Carrie, ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky, travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris has just purchased. Chris is ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

True Boardman (screenplay), Myles Connolly (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Diana Barrymore ... Caroline 'Carrie' Bishop
Robert Cummings ... Jimmy Blake
Kay Francis ... Christine 'Chris' Bishop
John Boles ... Steven J. Forbes
Andy Devine ... Mike Kilinsky
Ethel Griffies ... Gallagher
Walter Catlett ... Desk Sergeant
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Father of the Boys
Scotty Beckett ... Little Prince Leopold
Andrew Tombes ... Doctor
Peter Jamerson Peter Jamerson ... Harold
Mary Treen ... Mary Belle
Lillian Yarbo ... Phoebe, the Maid
Irving Bacon ... Soda Clerk
Walter Woolf King ... King - an actor
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Carrie, ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky, travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher, the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve. Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake. More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancée and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She's Bewitching!...as a 12-year-old imp! She's Radiant...as a heroic Joan of Arc! She's Glamorous!...as daring Sadie Thompson! She's Magnificent!...as dynamic Queen Victoria! She's Terrific! See more »

Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Kisses, Caroline See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A chance to see Diana Barrymore at the start of her very brief heyday
13 August 2016 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Definitely downmarket reworking of The Major and the Minor was meant to be the launching pad to stardom for doomed wild child Diana Barrymore.

She shows promise which had she been able to wrestle her demons and not self destruct might have lead her to a decent career. She and the slipping Kay Francis make an excellent physical match as mother and daughter and Diana handles the comedy demands of the script well but leading man Bob Cummings is no Ray Milland and director Henry Koster is by no means Billy Wilder.

Also the original's sense of whimsy has been replaced by a thudding foolishness which robs the situations of much of their charm.


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