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(1947)

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Was originally designed as a singing project for Jane Powell.
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One of two movies in which Dame Elizabeth Taylor appeared with Jimmy Lydon in 1947. The other was Life with Father (1947).
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One of two movies in which Mary Astor played the mother of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. The other was Little Women (1949).
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a sixty minute radio adaptation of this movie on June 23, 1947, with Dame Elizabeth Taylor, George Murphy, and Mary Astor reprising their movie roles.
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Whatever illness from which Cynthia suffers is never mentioned.
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Contrary to Wikipedia and other sources, this is the movie in which Dame Elizabeth Taylor received her first on-screen kiss. Julia Misbehaves (1948) was her second on-screen kiss.
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This movie failed at the box-office, resulting in a loss to MGM of two hundred eighty thousand dollars (three million two hundred forty thousand dollars in 2018) according to studio records.
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A rare nasty role for Spring Byington (Carrie Jannings).
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This movie was first telecast in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, January 16, 1957 on KING (Channel 5), followed by Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, January 20, 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, February 5, 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and by Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 15, 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11). It first aired in Hartford, Connecticut on March 19, 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in New Haven Connecticut on March 26, 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 16, 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona, Pennsylvania on August 17, 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Francisco, California on January 28, 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in New York City, New York on March 20, 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2).
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Based on the Broadway play by Viña Delmar titled "The Rich, Full Life" that opened at the John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., on November 9, 1945 and ran for twenty-seven performances. According to a contemporary article in "The Hollywood Reporter", Dame Elizabeth Taylor was to star in the play, but her mother would not allow her to travel east to New York City.
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MGM bought the rights to Vina Delmar's play by agreeing to pay fifteen percent of the play's gross up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars and to invest up to twenty-five thousand dollars in the stage production for a twenty-five percent interest.
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Dame Elizabeth Taylor's character in A Date with Judy (1948) also mentions William Shakespeare, as she does here.
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Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Scotty Beckett appeared in A Date with Judy (1948).
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