That Certain Age (1938)





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In this musical comedy, a young girl fantasizes about the much older man who has been staying as a guest in her parent's home. The visiting news correspondent seems so sophisticated that it is small wonder the impressionable small-town lass throws over her plain-old regular boy friend to be with him. The fellow remains gentlemanly and honorable to the girl, but he also uses her to escape from a series of boring social obligations. In time the girl sees that she is being played for a fool and returns to her original love. Songs include: "My Own," "That Certain Age," "You're as Pretty as a Picture," "Be a Good Scout," "Has Anybody Ever Told You Before?" (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson), Juliet's Waltz Song (from Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet) and "Les Filles De Cadiz" (Alfred de Musset, Leo Delibes).
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Deanna Durbin
as Alice Fullerton
Melvyn Douglas
as Vincent Bullitt
Jackie Cooper
as Kenneth 'Ken' Warren
Irene Rich
as Dorothy Fullerton
Nancy Carroll
as Grace Bristow
John Halliday
as Mr. Fullerton
Juanita Quigley
as The Pest
Peggy Stewart
as Mary Lee
Charles Coleman
as Stephens
Grant Mitchell
as Jeweler
Claire Du Brey
as Horsewoman
Buddy Pepper
as Friend
Vondell Darr
as Friend
Leonard Sues
as Orchestra Leader
Ed Mortimer
as Guest
Ruth Weston
as Admirer
David Oliver
as Farmer
Russell Hicks
as Scout Leader
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Critic Reviews for That Certain Age

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

That Certain Age is brimful of substantial entertainment, carrying all of the charm and wholesomeness which characterizes Deanna Durbin's previous pictures.

Full Review… | August 14, 2007
Top Critic

Gentle but highly effective.

Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
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