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Theodora Goes Wild Overview:

Theodora Goes Wild (1936) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Richard Boleslawski and produced by Everett Riskin.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressIrene DunneNominated
Best Film EditingOtto MeyerNominated
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Screening of "Theodora Goes Wild" at Daystar Center September 8

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 27, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of "Theodora Goes Wild" at Daystar Center September 8 Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Room 102 When: September 1, 2018 Time: 6:45 p.m Hosted by Stephen Reginald Imagine you’re a small-town girl from New England, raised by two maiden a... Read full article


THEODORA GOES WILD (1936):Unmoral and Unfit to Print!

By FlickChick on Apr 11, 2016 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Words, Words, Words! Blogathon celebrating writers in film. Click HERE for more words about words! Who among us has not dreamed of writing a juicy best seller? Imagine the fame, the fortune, the fun! And, just because we are all quite respect... Read full article


Chicago Film Club Screens “Theodora Goes Wild” November 19

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 27, 2013 From Classic Movie Man

Chicago Film Club Screens “Theodora Goes Wild” November 19 The novel that scandalized Lynnfield! Small town girl Imagine you’re a small-town girl from New England, raised by two maiden aunts. Imagine you’re a Sunday school teacher and the church organist. Imagine that... Read full article


Chicago Film Club Screens “Theodora Goes Wild” November 19

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 27, 2013 From Classic Movie Man

Chicago Film Club Screens “Theodora Goes Wild” November 19 The novel that scandalized Lynnfield! Small town girl Imagine you’re a small-town girl from New England, raised by two maiden aunts. Imagine you’re a Sunday school teacher and the church organist. Imagine that... Read full article


Theodora Goes Wild (1936) (3)

By Beatrice on Aug 2, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Theodora Goes Wild Directed by Richard Boleslawski Written by Sidney Buchman from an original story by Mary McCarthy 1936/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing Irene Dunne shows all the pizzaz that will make her such a standout in The Awful Truth in this wacky romantic comedy. Theodora Lyn... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jed Waterbury: [to Henry after getting calls objecting to the story] The buzzards are swoopin' down on us, Henry!


Theodora Lynn: I suddenly realized I was a writer of wide reputation and most of it bad.


Ethel Stevenson: [On Miss Adams refusal to order a drink] It's no use, Michael. I've been working on Miss Adams half an hour. She won't let down of back hair. That's all there is to it.
Michael Grant: Well, I see, but the point is, has she got any back hair?


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Facts about

Marian Marsh was in a Hollywood Reporter cast list for this movie, but she did not appear.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 13, 1938 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role.
The dialogue from this film is re-used in the film Bedtime Story, in which Fredric March portrays a playwright and Loretta Young his actress wife. All the dialogue in March's new "play" is actually from the screenplay of this film. It's virtually word for word, with only the heroine's name changed. The "gardener" referred to in the dialogue is of course Melvyn Douglas. Columbia Pictures, the distributor of "Bedtime Story," made this film, too, but none of the writers overlap between the films. Interestingly, in "Bedtime Story," the actors playing the onstage scene are not meant to be in a comedy. What is borrowed is the confrontation over the gardener between Theodora, her aunt, and the local club ladies. Also, in an early scene, March has an inspiration for the last line of his play - something about nobody in the town ever calling the heroine "baby" before - an idea that figures in "Theodora Goes Wild" as well.
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