Girl Trouble (1942)

81-82 mins | Romantic comedy | 9 October 1942

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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were Man from Brazil and Between You and Me . According to HR news items and the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, located at the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library, Andor deSoos, Nicholas Jory and Oscar Millard worked on screenplays for the picture, but the extent of their contribution to the completed film has not been confirmed. HR also noted that Robert Kane was originally scheduled to produce the film. According to studio publicity and a HR news item, Edward Cronjager was the first photographer assigned to the picture. Peverell Marley substituted for Cronjager when he became ill, and Charles Clarke substituted for Marley when he fell ill as ... More Less

The working titles of this film were Man from Brazil and Between You and Me . According to HR news items and the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, located at the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library, Andor deSoos, Nicholas Jory and Oscar Millard worked on screenplays for the picture, but the extent of their contribution to the completed film has not been confirmed. HR also noted that Robert Kane was originally scheduled to produce the film. According to studio publicity and a HR news item, Edward Cronjager was the first photographer assigned to the picture. Peverell Marley substituted for Cronjager when he became ill, and Charles Clarke substituted for Marley when he fell ill as well. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
26 Sep 1942.
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Daily Variety
18 Sep 42
p. 3, 6
Film Daily
18 Sep 42
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Mar 41
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
29 Apr 41
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Jul 41
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
25 May 42
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
29 May 42
p. 15.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Jun 42
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
26 Jun 42
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
29 Jun 42
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Sep 42
p. 4.
Motion Picture Daily
18 Sep 1942.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
26 Sep 42
p. 923.
New York Times
8 Oct 42
p. 31.
Variety
23 Sep 42
p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Fill-in cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
Mus dir
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech dir
Prod mgr
Dir of pub
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Man from Brazil
Between You and Me
Release Date:
9 October 1942
Production Date:
25 May--late June 1942
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 October 1942
Copyright Number:
LP11949
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
81-82
Length(in feet):
7,350
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
PCA No:
8532
SYNOPSIS

New York City socialite June Delaney is chagrined to learn that the majority of her money, which her late father had invested in England, has been impounded due to the outbreak of World War II. Hoping to earn some cash by renting out her luxurious apartment, June places an ad that is read by Pedro Sullivan. Pedro is a Venezuelan playboy whose American father, tired of his son's antics, has sent him on an important mission to secure a loan needed to keep their rubber company in business for two years until they can increase output. Pedro knows that he must succeed in order to prove to his father that he can be an asset to the company, but still cannot resist June's pretty face and takes her apartment despite its high rent. Mistaking June's apron for a maid's uniform, Pedro assumes that she is a servant, and June maintains the charade, telling him that Miss Delaney is out of town, in order to keep the handsome Pedro away from her man-hungry friend, Helen Martin. Pedro quickly becomes exasperated with June's ineptness as a maid, but has bigger problems in the shape of Ambrose Murdock Flint, the country's largest tire manufacturer. Pedro tries to convince Flint to help him with the loan, but Flint, who is obsessed with collecting antique weapons, refuses by stating that his company is investing in guayule, a rubber substitute that can be grown in New Mexico. After Pedro is turned down by Flint, he returns to the apartment and telephones Simon Cordoba, the New York representative of his father's company. Due to distractions caused by June's flighty friends, Cordoba misunderstands ... +


New York City socialite June Delaney is chagrined to learn that the majority of her money, which her late father had invested in England, has been impounded due to the outbreak of World War II. Hoping to earn some cash by renting out her luxurious apartment, June places an ad that is read by Pedro Sullivan. Pedro is a Venezuelan playboy whose American father, tired of his son's antics, has sent him on an important mission to secure a loan needed to keep their rubber company in business for two years until they can increase output. Pedro knows that he must succeed in order to prove to his father that he can be an asset to the company, but still cannot resist June's pretty face and takes her apartment despite its high rent. Mistaking June's apron for a maid's uniform, Pedro assumes that she is a servant, and June maintains the charade, telling him that Miss Delaney is out of town, in order to keep the handsome Pedro away from her man-hungry friend, Helen Martin. Pedro quickly becomes exasperated with June's ineptness as a maid, but has bigger problems in the shape of Ambrose Murdock Flint, the country's largest tire manufacturer. Pedro tries to convince Flint to help him with the loan, but Flint, who is obsessed with collecting antique weapons, refuses by stating that his company is investing in guayule, a rubber substitute that can be grown in New Mexico. After Pedro is turned down by Flint, he returns to the apartment and telephones Simon Cordoba, the New York representative of his father's company. Due to distractions caused by June's flighty friends, Cordoba misunderstands Pedro and believes that he has obtained the loan. That night, Pedro and June inadvertently go to the same night club, where June tries to rush out before Pedro sees her. A waiter reveals her identity to Pedro, however, and he follows her back to the apartment. Still pretending to be a simple maid, June allows Pedro to escort her to a dance hall, where they are involved in a brawl after Pedro insults some baseball fans. When they return home, June and Pedro find that they are falling in love as Pedro reminisces about his home. The next morning, Pedro is castigated by Cordoba when he learns the truth about the loan and is ordered to return to Venezuela. While he is packing, the jealous Helen tells Pedro that June was sabotaging his mission because she is trying to sell her New Mexican guayule ranch. Meanwhile, June has learned of Pedro's problems and is trying to help him by interesting Flint in an antique blunderbuss owned by her late father. Pedro misinterprets June's actions and believes that she is romancing Flint to further her own cause. Pedro's reaction and accusations anger June, and even after learning about Helen's lie, the quarreling couple cannot reconcile. Celeste Rowland, one of June's friends, advises June to make up with Pedro at her charity auction, and so June engineers the attendence of both Pedro and Flint. June auctions off the blunderbuss to Pedro, and the anxious Flint agrees to give him the loan in order to get it for himself. Convinced of each other's good intentions, the couple reconcile, although Pedro accidentally shoots one of Flint's tires with the gun. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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