That Certain Age (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this musical romantic comedy of 1938, Deanna Durbin plays Alice Fullerton, a young woman of a "certain age" who is prone to developing crushes against her best judgment. Her parents have taken in an intriguing house guest, Vincent Bullitt (Melvyn Douglas), a successful international news correspondent who has come to town to work on some assignments for her father's newspaper. Alice falls hard for Bullitt, and she ditches her boyfriend Ken (Jackie Cooper), a local guy who seems provincial and pedestrian in comparison to Bullitt; unfortunately, complications ensue. The songs include You're as Pretty as a Picture.

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amateur, boyfriend, correspondence, crush, fantasy, father, infatuation, jilted, love, newspaper, parent, puppy-love, responsibility, romance, songwriter