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      Vivacious Lady

      1938 1h 30m Comedy List
      100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 80% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Peter (James Stewart) is a professor who gets hitched to a singer named Francey (Ginger Rogers) on a whim while visiting New York City. But when Peter returns home, he is less than eager to introduce his new bride to his domineering father (Charles Coburn), whom he knows will not approve. He also has to contend with his jealous former fiancée (Frances Mercer). As Peter tries to keep his married status a secret, a number of amusing missteps happen along the way. Read More Read Less

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      Variety Staff Variety Vivacious Lady is entertainment of the highest order and broadest appeal. Nov 13, 2007 Full Review Time Out Rogers is the accomplished centrepiece of the film, slightly atypical as the soft-focus romantic heroine, but with welcome eruptions of her tough and shrewd persona throughout. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader Vintage George Stevens comedy, dating from the brief period in which his deliberate style was a deepening virtue, stopping short of the ossification that cursed his later work. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia This romantic comedy by George Stevens makes me irresistible. When I witness the wonderful chemistry between James Stewart and the beautiful Ginger Rogers, I have no time for anything other than the story of the protagonists. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Jul 18, 2020 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine The cast of Vivacious Lady is considerably better than its story. In fact, the acting is so good that it almost lifts a rather farfetched bedroom farce into grade A comedy. Apr 1, 2019 Full Review TV Guide A charming, fast-moving comedy. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 13, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Thin on story but cute. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Ginger Roger's is the real star here as Jimmy Stewart squirms his way through another film. Some of the funniest scenes are with daughter and mother in law chatting as well as with the love rival. Easy light hearted and simple viewing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Ginger Rogers at her usual best. James Stewart is good, but Rogers steals the show. The plot is funny, she is funny, the cast is funny. Very, very enjoyable movie. Enough said. Go see it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilarious (and sexy) screwball comedy. George Stevens does a marvelous job of pacing the movie, which never flags for a moment. Jimmy Stewart is fine but Ginger Rogers is the acting highlight, at her comedic best. The supporting cast is uniformly wonderful, led by Charles Coburn and Beulah Bondi. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/20/21 Full Review Audience Member Caught this by chance. Beautifully done. Even the small things are done well. The pacing is great, the gags terrific, the acting, everything. Not many rom coms match this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review ashley h Vivacious Lady is an excellent film. It is about a professor who marries a nightclub singer. Ginger Rogers and James Stewart give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. George Stevens did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the humor and romance. Vivacious Lady is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Peter (James Stewart) is a professor who gets hitched to a singer named Francey (Ginger Rogers) on a whim while visiting New York City. But when Peter returns home, he is less than eager to introduce his new bride to his domineering father (Charles Coburn), whom he knows will not approve. He also has to contend with his jealous former fiancée (Frances Mercer). As Peter tries to keep his married status a secret, a number of amusing missteps happen along the way.
      Director
      George Stevens
      Producer
      George Stevens
      Screenwriter
      Ernest Pagano, P.J. Wolfson
      Production Co
      RKO Pictures
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 24, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 30m