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To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries about how to make ends meet. They then get the idea to find a husband for her whom both she and Pinkie would like.Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
This movie is pure unadulterated schmaltz. It was schmaltz before schmaltz was schmaltzy! But was one of the most enjoyable movies I've ever seen. It was great to see the three young actors (Judy Garland, right before her rise with the Wizard of Oz; Freddie Bartholomew, just as his star was starting to face; and Scotty Beckett, a former Our Gang star who played numerous supporting roles in the 30s), hold their own with three seasoned veterans (Mary Astor, Walter Pigeon and Alan Hale, Sr.).
The plot is contrived, the conclusion predictable, the setting a bit outdated (women were only trained to be homemakers, leaving widows with children in danger of poverty) and the situation completely contrived, but there is nothing to not enjoy in this pure piece of entertainment from Hollywood's Golden Age.
Enjoy it, try not to roll your eyes too much, and recommend it to your friends! They just don't make movies like they used to.
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