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      Her Cardboard Lover

      Released Jul 16, 1942 1 hr. 33 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 38% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Songwriter Terry Trindale (Robert Taylor), who has a crush on Consuelo Croyden (Norma Shearer), racks up a large gambling debt to her while trying to gain her attention. To pay it off, she proposes that he pretend to be her lover, in order to make her former beau, Tony (George Sanders), jealous. Terry gladly accepts the offer and performs his duties with dedication, hoping that Consuelo will start to like him better. But, the more he keeps her from Tony, the more she seems to want Tony. Read More Read Less

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      Tom M Taylor and Shearer are good but the films drags on. It could have been a 30 minute sitcom episode. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/21 Full Review Audience Member Not good, and I was so hoping it would be with such a great cast. Script not funny, and Norma Shearer was out of her depths in this one. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Norma's final film is an innocuous affair and she looks great but it's a trifle that was hopelessly out of date in '42 despite the presence of George Sanders in the cast. She refused to move with the times so it's for the best that she chose a well-heeled retirement. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member weak finish to an amazing career 4 norma shearer's final film Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member another good one from cukor-excellent director. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) George Cukor, losing his head completely, makes the cast go slapstick whenever there is nothing else happening -- and there generally isn't. May 26, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Cukor'a adaptation of the French farce is disappointing due to the miscasting of Robert Taylor, signaling the end of Norma Shearer's screen career. Rated: C+ Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Songwriter Terry Trindale (Robert Taylor), who has a crush on Consuelo Croyden (Norma Shearer), racks up a large gambling debt to her while trying to gain her attention. To pay it off, she proposes that he pretend to be her lover, in order to make her former beau, Tony (George Sanders), jealous. Terry gladly accepts the offer and performs his duties with dedication, hoping that Consuelo will start to like him better. But, the more he keeps her from Tony, the more she seems to want Tony.
      Director
      George Cukor
      Screenwriter
      Valerie Wyngate, Jacques Deval, John Collier, Anthony Veiller
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Loew's Inc.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Loew's Inc.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 16, 1942, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 4, 2017
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