Elaine Ryan


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Listen, Darling (1938) -- (Movie Clip) I Didn't Learn Much Early exposition and strong feelings, as Pinkie (Judy Garland), beginning the summer holiday, all-but tells her widowed mother "Dotty" (Mary Astor) she should not marry an eligible local banker, in Listen, Darling, 1938, from producer Jack Cummings at MGM.
Listen, Darling (1938) -- (Movie Clip) That's A Very Lovely Mother "Buzz" (Freddie Bartholomew), barely boyfriend to Judy Garland (not seen here), daughter of widow Dotty (Mary Astor), on a camping trip discovers Thurlow (Walter Pidgeon), who seems just the guy to prevent a potential marriage the kids don't want, in MGM's Listen, Darling, 1938.
Listen, Darling (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Zing! Went The Strings Assembly ending the school year, "Pinkie" (Judy Garland, with a James Hanley song that became a standard for her), honors her widowed mom (Mary Astor), and schemes with pal "Buzz" (Freddie Bartholomew) to keep banker Drubbs (Gene Lockhart) at a distance, opening MGM's Listen, Darling, 1938.
Second Chorus (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Been Wanting To Meet You Fred Astaire as a college band leader is arrested by the gaze of Paulette Goddard, the future wife of his equally attentive partner and rival Burgess Meredith, her being briefly on the arm of Frank Melton as "Stu,", the flirtatious opening of H.C. Potter's Second Chorus, 1940.
Second Chorus (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Who's Artie Shaw? Now manager of a dance band fronted by Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard (as "Ellen") looks for business and plays dumb when asked about their rival, the famed Artie Shaw, portraying himself, in independent producer Boris Morros' Second Chorus, 1940.