Vivacious Lady (1938)
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When a retiring botany professor, Peter Morgan (James Stewart), makes a trip to New York City, he meets, falls in love with, and marries nightclub singer Francey Brent (Ginger Rogers). Returning to his hometown, Peter must now break the news of his marriage to his fierce father (Charles Coburn), his high-strung mother (Beulah Bondi), and his fiancee (Frances Mercer).
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Critic Reviews for Vivacious Lady
Vivacious Lady is entertainment of the highest order and broadest appeal.
Rogers is the accomplished centrepiece of the film, slightly atypical as the soft-focus romantic heroine, but with welcome eruptions of her tough and shrewd persona throughout.
Vintage George Stevens comedy, dating from the brief period in which his deliberate style was a deepening virtue, stopping short of the ossification that cursed his later work.
Audience Reviews for Vivacious Lady
I have troubles rating old movies very highly. I guess it is a product of their times, but the stories are quite simplistic. All the fuss because the younger Morgan can't come out and tell his parents that he is married.More
rarely seen screwball comedy and the only screen pairing of rogers and stewart who were dating at the time. after a whirlwind romance, botany professor stewart tries to introduce his new bride, nightclub singer rogers, to the stuffy academic crowd, especially his father, university president charles coburn. many fun scenes and great chemistry among the cast. u just can't go wrong with drunk jimmy stewartMore
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