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Vivacious Lady (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyRobert de GrasseNominated

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DVD Review: Vivacious Lady (1938)

on Mar 11, 2014 From True Classics

Peter Morgan (James Stewart) has been sent to New York City to retrieve his womanizing cousin, Keith (James Ellison), and bring him back to their small college town of Old Sharon. He finds Keith in a nightclub, but is unable to convince his love-struck cousin to come with him. However, when Peter me... Read full article

Vivacious Lady (1938) (4)

By Beatrice on Nov 22, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Vivacious Lady Directed by George Stevens Written by P.J. Wolfson and Ernest Pagano based on a story by I.A.R. Wylie 1938/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing Francey: Oh, I couldn’t take the last piece! If it weren’t for the preposterous story, this could have been one of the most delig... Read full article

Vivacious Lady (1938) (3)

on Nov 11, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Vivacious Lady was on my TCM Top Twelve in August, and how fortuitous that Warner Archive ends up releasing it on DVD. ?I was apprehensive before watching it, considering my less than stellar relationship with Jimmy Stewart, even though I have come around to him of late after Call Northside 777. ?Vi... Read full article

Vivacious Lady (1938) (2)

By Brandy Dean on Oct 10, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Vivacious Lady, from director George Stevens and featuring Ginger Rogers and Jimmy Stewart, is a fun and frothy screwball comedy, with a twist. Actually, it’s not a twist – it’s punches and kicks. Rogers is Frances Brent, a sassy nightclub performer who, in a single night, meets, f... Read full article

Vivacious Lady (1938) (1)

By Angela on Aug 14, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

After his cousin Keith (James Ellison) runs off to Manhattan, Peter Morgan, Jr. (James Stewart) is sent after him to bring him home again.? Peter finds Keith, all right, but he also finds Francey (Ginger Rogers), a night club singer.? It’s love at first sight for Francey and Peter and after kn... Read full article

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After four days of shooting in April 1937, James Stewart became ill, but then left to star in Of Human Hearts. RKO considered replacing Stewart, but shelved the production until December 1937. Actors Donald Crisp and Fay Bainter (as well as others), who were cast in the original production, were replaced by Charles Coburn and Beulah Bondi.
This film is one of five times that Beulah Bondi portrayed James Stewart's mother. The others are: It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Of Human Hearts and once on his television series, The Jimmy Stewart Show.
Since Ginger's legs were insured for $500,000 they were strapped with boards and padded for protection during the fight scene. Filming onThe Story of Vernon and Irene Castle started soon after this film wrapped, and RKO could not afford to have an injured musical star.
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