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      Fifth Avenue Girl

      1939 1h 23m Comedy List
      Reviews 61% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Beautiful and young Mary Grey (Ginger Rogers) is unemployed but still maintains a positive outlook. Her charming persona sparks the attention of millionaire Alfred Borden (Walter Connolly), who, despite his fortune, is miserable as his wife, Martha (Verree Teasdale), and their kids pay him little regard. Soon Alfred talks Mary into pretending to be a woman after Alfred's riches, prompting his family to reevaluate the man of the house. Meanwhile, Alfred's son, Tim (Tim Holt), falls for Mary. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A listless class war comedy set during the waning days of the Depression. Rated: C+ Aug 15, 2016 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator Fifth Avenue Girl has Ginger Rogers in it, and Walter Connolly, so it's worth seeing. Dec 7, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Ginger is really good. The film is not. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/20/23 Full Review acsdoug D A good romantic comedy with undertones of class struggle and great dialogue. I especially appreciated the almost complete lack of a soundtrack, something pretty rare in a movie from the 30s. That's a testament to how strong the dialogue is. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/05/23 Full Review joe m "Fifth Avenue Girl" is a charming if rather standard Depression era comedy flick of a millionaire Timothy Borden (Walter Connelly) who's business is on the rocks and who's family is distant from him. He meets a young working class girl Mary Grey (Ginger Rogers) in Central Park. He then introduces her into his life, much to the consternation of his wife, son and daughter. Broad humor at the expense of the rich while still extolling the general aspirations to be rich. Connelly far outshines Rogers, who is kind of wooden at times, with the rest of the cast adding vim and comic relief. Above average for the genre. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Tom M This 'comedy' may have been the worst Rogers was in. It's dull, the supporting cast is boring and thoroughly unlikable. Rogers' character is miserable for the entire film. The writing is bad and the finish seemed like they ran out of time and just wrapped. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/19/20 Full Review ashley h Fifth Avenue Girl is a decent film. It is about a wealthy industrialist hires an unemployed young woman to pose as his mistress. Ginger Rogers and Walter Connolly give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Gregory La Cava did an alright job directing this movie. i liked this motion picture because of the humor and romance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A more than pleasant diversion in which a poor & hapless young woman of the world becomes the heroine of a bored, wealthy family. Several digs at the greed of capitalism, which was rampant (and not altogether wrong) in these post depression years. A shame this lavish set, & Rogers' curves, couldn't have been in color. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Beautiful and young Mary Grey (Ginger Rogers) is unemployed but still maintains a positive outlook. Her charming persona sparks the attention of millionaire Alfred Borden (Walter Connolly), who, despite his fortune, is miserable as his wife, Martha (Verree Teasdale), and their kids pay him little regard. Soon Alfred talks Mary into pretending to be a woman after Alfred's riches, prompting his family to reevaluate the man of the house. Meanwhile, Alfred's son, Tim (Tim Holt), falls for Mary.
      Director
      Gregory La Cava
      Producer
      Gregory La Cava
      Screenwriter
      Allan Scott
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 19, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 23m