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      Finishing School

      1934 1h 13m Drama List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score 50+ Ratings After her mother (Billie Burke) sends her to boarding school, Virginia (Frances Dee) learns it's okay not to follow the rules, as long as you don't get caught. Influenced by her rebellious roommate, Cecilia "Pony" Ferris (Ginger Rogers), the girls escape to New York for a weekend away. While there, Virginia meets and falls for a poor man, Ralph McFarland (Bruce Cabot). Headmistress Van Alystne (Beulah Bondi) hinders the affair, but the young couple refuses to stop seeing each other. Read More Read Less

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      Kevin Carr 7M Pictures a fun little romp Rated: 3/5 Oct 14, 2013 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Movie Views The drinking, partying and sex come across more as a means to shock than actually make some sort of statement. Aug 24, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com The film feels like it was developed as a saucy comedy for the pre-code era worked over to meet the new requirements of the Production Code. Mar 26, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Won't stick with you but it is fun especially because of Ginger. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/09/23 Full Review Audience Member So dated and tame. Watched because Ginger Rogers was in it, unfortunately she didn't have that much screen time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Read and comment on my review at http://bit.ly/fs3RPM Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting movie about a girl stuck in an old-fashioned finishing school for girls who falls for a young doctor working an unpaid internship and side-lining as a waiter and the friction that causes from her old-fashioned family and school. This movie is totally all about the ending where they all but say that she's knocked up (though you may not pick it up if you're unaccustomed to movies of this era). Almost a kind of Graduate ending that I kinda dug pretty hard. I always love finding these old movies that are really very subversive. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member The strength of the film lies in its wonderful ensemble of actresses. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After her mother (Billie Burke) sends her to boarding school, Virginia (Frances Dee) learns it's okay not to follow the rules, as long as you don't get caught. Influenced by her rebellious roommate, Cecilia "Pony" Ferris (Ginger Rogers), the girls escape to New York for a weekend away. While there, Virginia meets and falls for a poor man, Ralph McFarland (Bruce Cabot). Headmistress Van Alystne (Beulah Bondi) hinders the affair, but the young couple refuses to stop seeing each other.
      Director
      Wanda Tuchock, George Nichols Jr.
      Producer
      Merian C. Cooper
      Screenwriter
      Wanda Tuchock, Laird Doyle
      Production Co
      RKO Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 13m