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Fifth Avenue Girl [DVD]

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  • Actors: Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly, Verree Teasdale, James Ellison, Tim Holt
  • Directors: Gregory La Cava
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 25 July 2011
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0053G160E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,498 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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First official UK DVD release of this 1939 comedy from RKO Pictures Ginger Rogers (Vivacious Lady, Kitty Foyle) stars in this sparkling screwball comedy as a young lady determined to shake up polite society! Ginger plays Mary Grey, cheerful but unemployed. Wandering in central park, she meets and befriends Alfred Borden (comedy legend Walter Connolly It Happened One Night, Nothing Sacred). Alfred's a millionaire but money can't buy him happiness his family all ignore him. Wanting to spice things up, he hires Mary to pose as his mistress but even he isn't prepared for the hilarious consequences that will ensue from the offer! FROM PARK BENCH TO PARKSIDE MANSION!

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Substantial comedy drama --Variety

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Di-Di on 26 Jan. 2012
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Sparkling dialogues, some of the best actors of the 1930s, class and charm, fun and romance, this is definitely one of my favorite comedies . Forgotten for some years, it should be re-evaluated. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By george on 17 April 2012
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this is a classic example of the superb talent of an artist overcoming a very poor script and yet leaving the viewer with both amusement and pathos It needs to be watched varefully.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eileen on 22 Aug. 2013
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it is an amusing story ginger is at her best in this type of role, it is an old film so expect old fashioned humour
but most enjoyable
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith on 22 Feb. 2014
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I love this film used to have it on Video years ago. Ginger Rogers one of my favourite actresses gives another superb performance, quick and witty dialogue. Supporting cast excellent with Walter Connolly deserving a special mention as the down trodden father who hires Miss Grey to pose as the "other" woman. Very funny film Ginger at her best.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
A Charming Comedy 28 Mar. 2010
By Bobby Underwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This wonderful film from the 1930's has a quiet charm all to itself. Screwball comedy elements are intertwined deftly with a warmth missing from many films in the genre. Director Gregory La Cava produced and directed this film, putting the final touches on Allan Scott's screenplay as well. Walter Connolly and Ginger Rogers are marvelous as a lonely businessman and a young girl out of work, but making do just fine. The pair cast a lovely spell on the viewer from the opening scene.

Alfred Borden (Walter Connolly) has been forgotten by his own family on his birthday. On a bench in Central Park, he meets the flip Mary Grey (Ginger Rogers). Business woes, a philandering wife, an irresponsible son, and a daughter falling for his leftist leaning chauffeur all melt as Mary brightens his day with her take on life. The two end up having a great time, and when his family finally takes an interest because of it, he hires the out of work Mary to pretend she's his mistress.

There are fun scenes of the two partying, but mostly they just have Mike (James Ellison) drive them around town. There is a lovely magic to these scenes which endear the pair to the viewer. Embarrassed by newspaper reports of their exploits, his wife tries to buy Mary off through her son Tim (Tim Holt). He initially wants her gone as well, but then begins to fall in love. All Alfred's time spent with Mary forces Tim to finally pay attention to business rather than polo. Mary has good words of advice for his daughter Katherine (Kathryn Adams) also. Her presence has a delightful affect on everyone, in fact, but to her own detriment.

Mary finally breaks under the strain and confesses it was all a charade, and that it's time to end it. Rogers is wonderful here, giving an enchanting performance. It will be up to Tim to keep her from leaving. The final exchange between Mary and a beat cop captures the quiet magic of this film, which has been too often dismissed by modern critics. La Cava imbued a gentleness into Fifth Avenue Girl and Rogers is deceptively captivating in one of her best films from this period. A must for fans of Ginger.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Ginger is amazing without Fred! 14 Jan. 2011
By eritak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This movie made me fall in love with Ginger. I mean I LOVE Fred Astaire, but Fred and Ginger movies can be so predictable sometimes. You always know that Fred and Ginger are going to end up together. When I saw this movie and Bachelor Mother I realized that I loved Ginger more without Fred (and Fred more without Ginger), though even together they are still my favorites.

This movie is my absolute favorite. It's a surprise that it isn't as familiar. I'm so glad that it's finally on DVD! I've been waiting for years!

It's cute, charming, and funny. The end is the best!

If you like old, black and white movies, you'll love this depression era flick that surprisingly involves no dancing or singing from the fabulous Ginger Rogers.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
One of the best. 30 Aug. 2010
By CelticWomanFanPiano - Published on Amazon.com
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This movie has no dancing and no singing. And it might make one wonder how Ginger Rogers got featured in a non-musical film. However, she does splendidly and the movie is charming. A millionaire is slighted by his family and meets the strong-willed Ginger Rogers whom he convinces to make everyone think she and he have something going. Well, the rest I'll leave up to your imagination. But suffice it to say, that Ginger Rogers does her part extremely well. And the movie themes of economic hardships resonate still (and especially!) today. Ginger is incomparable!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good comedy fun 23 Feb. 2006
By InYourDreams - Published on Amazon.com
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I've always loved Ginger Rogers, but rarely saw any of the movies she made without Fred Astaire. This one, however, I'm happy I caught. The repartee between son Tim and Mary is priceless as these two unlikely characters begin to fall in love, much to their chagrin. Mary is a smart girl and understands completely what Timothy, Sr. is looking for, a way to get his family to pay attention to him. What better way to do that than by having a beautiful blond come live in your house. However, her basic goodness and sensitivity make it hard to lie to others. She sets the household straight in no uncertain terms and finds love in the end. The only repartee that rivals Mary and Tim is those that go on between Tim, his mother and his dizzy sister. What more can you ask for? Favorite line:

Tim, Jr.: You get my goat!

Mary: Where'd you get it in the first place?

You can't go wrong with this movie! d
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
No home wrecker 31 Aug. 2010
By Patti Labelle - Published on Amazon.com
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Family provider not truly appreciated until one comes along to open the eyes of his family. Great classic movie.
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