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A.k.a.
Having a Wonderful Time
Year
1938
Runtime
70 min.
Director
Alfred Santell
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
403
Checks
77
Favs
1
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
1.3% (1:77)
Favs/dislikes
1:2
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Having Wonderful Time is only okay as a Ginger Rogers romcom, as aside from accepted formula, there's no real reason for her and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. to bicker, then get together. I mean sure, why not, what happens at a holiday camp stays at a holiday camp unless there's a marriage proposal, but the motivations are just following the script. But is there even room for well-judged emotional turns? We are introduced to so many characters (in 70 minutes!) that in another era, you might believe this were a backdoor pilot for a Camp Kare Free TV series. Highlights include Red Skelton doing shtick, Lucille Ball as the latterly fifth point of a love triangle in the dueling gigolos subplot, and Eve Arden playing against type (not sure it works, but it's notable). Others kind of fall by the wayside, including all the people back in the city, and the best friend and her beau. I kind of lost track of who was who after a while. Rogers is in a number of comedy fluff pieces, but this one's fluffier than most. 3 years 9 months ago
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