Vivacious Lady (RKO 1938, James Stewart, Ginger Rogers)

Vivacious Lady 1938 James Stewart Ginger Rogers

In cute comedy Vivacious Lady James Stewart, a small-town botany teacher, and Ginger Rogers, a flashy New York nightclub singer, marry on a whim and return to his home to set up housekeeping.

They try to keep the wedding a secret from Stewart’s father (Coburn), a stuffy college president, and mother (Beulah Bondi), who is subject to phony heart palpitations. Culture-clash comedy follows. Director George Stevens provides Rogers’s natural comedic talent good support and her platinum beauty glows in every scene.

Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography; Best Sound.

Cast: James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Beulah Bondi, Charles Coburn, Phyllis Kennedy, Franklin Pangborn,

Director: George Stevens
Producer: George Stevens
Director of Photography: Robert De Grasse
Editor: Henry Berman
Composer: Roy Webb
Screenwriters: Ernest Pagano, P. J. Wolfson
Production Designer: Carroll Clark
Art Director: Van Nest Polglase

USA / RKO / 90 minutes / 1938

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