That Certain Age

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

Durbin jilts local boy friend Cooper after she develops a strong crush on her parents' houseguest, Douglas, who is a worldly news correspondent working on articles for her father's newspaper. While Douglas does not take advantage of Durbin's attentions, he is amused by her company and uses the situation to avoid boring social gatherings. Eventually Durbin...read more

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Durbin jilts local boy friend Cooper after she develops a strong crush on her parents' houseguest, Douglas, who is a worldly news correspondent working on articles for her father's newspaper. While Douglas does not take advantage of Durbin's attentions, he is amused by her company and

uses the situation to avoid boring social gatherings. Eventually Durbin realizes the silliness of her infatuation and returns to Cooper. The film earned Academy Award nominations for Best Sound and Best Song ("My Own," Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson). Other McHugh/Adamson songs in the film were

"That Certain Age," "You're as Pretty as a Picture," "Be a Good Scout," "Has Anybody Ever Told You Before?" The film also featured Juliet's Waltz Song (from Charles Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet") and "Les Filles De Cadiz" (Alfred de Musset, Leo Delibes).

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