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That Hagen Girl (1947)

Passed | | Drama | 1 November 1947 (USA)
Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (screenplay), Edith Kneipple Roberts (from a novel by) (as Edith Roberts)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Reagan ... Thomas J. (Tom) Bates
Shirley Temple ... Mary Hagen
Rory Calhoun ... Ken Freneau
Lois Maxwell ... Julia Kane
Dorothy Peterson ... Minta Hagen
Charles Kemper ... Jim Hagen
Conrad Janis ... Dewey Koons
Penny Edwards ... Christine Delaney
Jean Porter ... Sharon Bailey
Harry Davenport ... Judge Merrivale
Nella Walker ... Molly Freneau
Winifred Harris ... Selma Delaney
Moroni Olsen ... Trenton Gateley
Frank Conroy ... Dr. Stone
Kathryn Card ... Miss Grover
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Storyline

Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to town, he takes over the house and practice that Judge Merrivale left him when he died. As Tom has been away a number of years, this leads to more gossip and Mary believes that he is her father. The popular and rich Ken loves Mary, but his family and friends constantly remind him that she is 'not one of us'. Julia, a teacher at school encourages Mary but Mary cannot get a break in anything she does, or is accused of doing. Tom knows the answer to her true identity, and he is silent. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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They gossiped about her in whispers! . . . The victim of idle tongues and meddling people!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Hagen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,327,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ken (Rory Calhoun) drives a 1947 Lincoln Continental convertible. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Bailey: Mary, you're never gonna be happy if you're always gonna be sad. Now, you've got nice teeth and took two years of French, so why don't you look on the bright side of things!
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Connections

Referenced in After Hours (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Corn Pickin'
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Mary and Dewey are dancing
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What a hoot!
3 August 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Years ago I owned a book called "The Fifty Worst Movies" by dreaded film critic Michael Medved (you know the guy, he plugs his ears when he hears a naughty word). This Warner Bros. melodrama was one of his 50 worst; seeing it today, I'm amazed Medved hated it so much (he probably longs for something refined like this now after viewing today's new-jack street dramas). It's a fairly ridiculous soaper concerning adorable teenager Shirley Temple who is--gasp!--adopted. Worse, she has (sort of) acquired a crush on a much-older man who, gossips say, is her biological father! Campy adaptation of Edith Roberts' book is full of howlers and mediocre acting. Shirl and Ronald Reagan try very hard to sell the material, but the ending seems to come out of nowhere. Still, I had fun watching the dumb thing and imagining what audiences in 1947 tried to make of it. ** from ****


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