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Finishing School (1934)

Finishing School (1934)

Finishing School





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The scandalous doings behind the high-toned exterior of a private school for young women provides the framework for this turgid drama. Much of the story centers on an unhappy socialite and her smart-aleck, world-wise roomy, who has no morals at all when it comes to getting what she wants.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Laird Doyle, Wanda Tuchock
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 1991
RKO Pictures


Frances Dee
as Virginia Radcliff
Ginger Rogers
as Cecilia 'Pony' Ferri...
Bruce Cabot
as Ralph McFarland
Billie Burke
as Mrs. Helen Crawford ...
John Halliday
as Mr. Radcliff
Beulah Bondi
as Miss Van Alstyn
Sara Haden
as Miss Fisher
Adalyn Doyle
as Madeline
Rose Coghlan
as Miss Garland
Ann Cameron
as Miss Schmidt
Caroline Rankin
as Miss Weber
Joan Barclay
as Short Girl
Helen Freeman
as Dr. Hewitt
Irene Franklin
as Aunt Jessica
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All Critics (3)

a fun little romp

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

The drinking, partying and sex come across more as a means to shock than actually make some sort of statement.

Full Review… | August 24, 2011

The film feels like it was developed as a saucy comedy for the pre-code era worked over to meet the new requirements of the Production Code.

Full Review… | March 26, 2011

Audience Reviews for Finishing School

So dated and tame. Watched because Ginger Rogers was in it, unfortunately she didn't have that much screen time.


Interesting movie about a girl stuck in an old-fashioned finishing school for girls who falls for a young doctor working an unpaid internship and side-lining as a waiter and the friction that causes from her old-fashioned family and school. This movie is totally all about the ending where they all but say that she's knocked up (though you may not pick it up if you're unaccustomed to movies of this era). Almost a kind of Graduate ending that I kinda dug pretty hard. I always love finding these old movies that are really very subversive.

Stephanie Merchant

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