Tish (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this comedy, the town gossip fills her time running the lives of others. Naturally, she is also a matchmaker. When she tries to find a suitable mate for her nephew, trouble ensues because he only has eyes for the daughter of the busybody's nemesis, the town judge. Meanwhile the girl the town yente wanted for her nephew finds herself attracted to the judge's son and ends up marrying him on the sly. He impregnates her and then goes to war. She later gives birth, but dies before she can tell anyone the truth. To protect her, the old gossip begins claiming the babe as her own. No one believes her. Fortunately, the judge's son returns and tells the truth.

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childbirth, daughter, death, father, justice, love, matchmaker, nephew, parent, pregnancy, romance, small-town, toddlers, war