Margie

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

A sweet nostalgia piece that evokes memories of the 1920s, MARGIE unfolds in flashback as Margie McDuff (Jeanne Crain) tells her teenage daughter, Joyce (Ann Todd), the way it was way back when. Margie is a typical flapper, pursued by boy friend Roy Hornsdale (Alan Young), but she has her eyes on Prof. Ralph Fontayne (Glenn Langan), a handsome young French...read more

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A sweet nostalgia piece that evokes memories of the 1920s, MARGIE unfolds in flashback as Margie McDuff (Jeanne Crain) tells her teenage daughter, Joyce (Ann Todd), the way it was way back when. Margie is a typical flapper, pursued by boy friend Roy Hornsdale (Alan Young), but she has her

eyes on Prof. Ralph Fontayne (Glenn Langan), a handsome young French teacher who sets coeds' hearts aflutter. Margie's school rival is Maybelle Tenor (Barbara Lawrence), though they are friendly, not bitter, enemies. In the end, Margie winds up with Ralph, who, of course, turns out to be Joyce's

father. Despite its slight plot, consisting mainly of Margie's crush on Ralph and a brief sequence showing her on the debating team, MARGIE is filled with humorous situations that almost all pay off. While it is definitely a "high school" movie, it aims for the heart and funny bone with none of

the smarminess of so many recent films of its ilk. Moreover, MARGIE is a fine depiction of the way life was for the teens in the 20s, replete with the madness of raccoon coats, Charleston dancing, rouged knees, and peroxided hair. Ruth McKinney, the coauthor of the story on which the film is

based, was also responsible for MY SISTER EILEEN.

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  • Review: A sweet nostalgia piece that evokes memories of the 1920s, MARGIE unfolds in flashback as Margie McDuff (Jeanne Crain) tells her teenage daughter, Joyce (Ann Todd), the way it was way back when. Margie is a typical flapper, pursued by boy friend Roy Hornsd… (more)

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