Vivacious Lady

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Movie Info

Peter (James Stewart) is a professor who gets hitched to a singer named Francey (Ginger Rogers) on a whim while visiting New York City. But when Peter returns home, he is less than eager to introduce his new bride to his domineering father (Charles Coburn), whom he knows will not approve. He also has to contend with his jealous former fiancée (Frances Mercer). As Peter tries to keep his married status a secret, a number of amusing missteps happen along the way.

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Critic Reviews for Vivacious Lady

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  • Vivacious Lady is entertainment of the highest order and broadest appeal.

    November 13, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • 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.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • 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.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • This romantic comedy by George Stevens makes me irresistible. When I witness the wonderful chemistry between James Stewart and the beautiful Ginger Rogers, I have no time for anything other than the story of the protagonists. [Full review in Spanish]

    July 18, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • The cast of Vivacious Lady is considerably better than its story. In fact, the acting is so good that it almost lifts a rather farfetched bedroom farce into grade A comedy.

    April 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A charming, fast-moving comedy.

    November 13, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vivacious Lady

  • Mar 08, 2014
    Although the star power is more than adequate here, the real heavy lifting is done by the writing staff whose purpose is to find reasons enough for coitus interruptus, over and over again, enabling the tension dynamic of the whole piece. How long can they do it? They do it for the length of the film. It gets tiresome after a bit, as it should.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2012
    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.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2011
    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 stewart
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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