Government Girl

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  • TV-G
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1943
  • Running time: 94 min
Dollar-a-year-man Ed Browne (Sonny Tufts) may be skilled at building bombers, but he's a nincompoop about navigating wartime Washington. Good thing he has a livewire secretary with plenty of bureaucratic moxie to get him out of (but sometimes into) hot water. read more

Dollar-a-year-man Ed Browne (Sonny Tufts) may be skilled at building bombers, but he's a nincompoop about navigating wartime Washington. Good thing he has a livewire secretary with plenty of bureaucratic moxie to get him out of (but sometimes into) hot water. Of course the unlikely duo falls in love, but not before they tangle with spies, stolen files, double-booked hotel rooms and a nefarious Senate inquiry. Two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland displays her comedy chops as the secretary in this antic comedy written by Dudley Nichols (Bringing Up Baby, Stagecoach), who also directs. The fun is amped by a splendid supporting cast, including Harry Davenport as a conscientious senator, Agnes Moorhead as a hostess with the mostest, Paul Stewart as a savvy reporter, and Anne Shirley and James Dunn as newlyweds searching the overcrowded capital for someplace...anyplace...with four walls and a door they can lock.

Original Release

11/05/1943

US Release

11/05/1943

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Cast

Olivia de Havilland Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard / Smokey Allard
Sonny Tufts E.H. 'Ed' Browne / Ed Browne
Anne Shirley May Harness Blake
Jess Barker Dana McGuire
James Dunn Sergeant Joe Blake
Paul Stewart Branch Owens
Agnes Moorehead Adele - Mrs. Delancey Wright / Adele Wright
Harry Davenport Senator MacVickers
Una O'Connor Mrs. Harris
Sig Ruman Ambassador
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Directors

Dudley Nichols

Writers

Budd Schulberg, Dudley Nichols, Adela Rogers St. Johns

Cast

Olivia de Havilland Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard / Smokey Allard
Sonny Tufts E.H. 'Ed' Browne / Ed Browne
Anne Shirley May Harness Blake
Jess Barker Dana McGuire
James Dunn Sergeant Joe Blake
Paul Stewart Branch Owens
Agnes Moorehead Adele - Mrs. Delancey Wright / Adele Wright
Harry Davenport Senator MacVickers
Una O'Connor Mrs. Harris
Sig Ruman Ambassador
Rita Corday Girl in Hotel Lobby
Jane Darwell Miss Trask
George Givot Count Bodinsky
Barbara Hale Girl in Hotel Lobby
Donald Hall Senator
Charles Halton Wilkins
John Hamilton Irate Man
Russell Huestis Businessman
Warren Hymer Military Police Sergeant
Eric Mayne Party Guest

Producers

Editors

Roland Gross

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