Finishing School

Overview

The scandalous doings behind the high-toned exterior of a private school for rich young women provides the framework for this interesting but turgid drama. Much of the story centers on an unhappy socialite and her smart-alecky, world-wise roomy who has no morals at all when it comes to getting what she wants. This of course, puts her at odds with the school's overly class-conscious administration, who live in mortal fear of scandal. As a result, the staff is encouraged to remain cool and aloof, something that ...
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Overview

The scandalous doings behind the high-toned exterior of a private school for rich young women provides the framework for this interesting but turgid drama. Much of the story centers on an unhappy socialite and her smart-alecky, world-wise roomy who has no morals at all when it comes to getting what she wants. This of course, puts her at odds with the school's overly class-conscious administration, who live in mortal fear of scandal. As a result, the staff is encouraged to remain cool and aloof, something that causes the lonely socialite, who longs for her parents love, to become deeply depressed. Unfortunately, her father doesn't seem to care and her mother is too busy climbing the social ladder to notice. The socialite becomes increasingly despondent and thinks of suicide. Still she is not immune to the girlish pranks and gaiety of her peers. Her life also improves when she falls in love with the handsome med student who works at the school as a waiter. Unfortunately, things get bad again when he accidentally impregnates her. Fortunately, it all works out for her in the end.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2011
  • UPC: 883316289334
  • Original Release: 1933
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Time: 1:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,544

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances Dee Virginia Radcliff
Billie Burke Mrs. Radcliff
Ginger Rogers Pony
Bruce Cabot Ralph McFarland
John Halliday Mr. Radcliff
Beulah Bondi Miss Van Alstyn
Sara Haden Miss Fisher
Marjorie Lytell Ruth
Adalyn Doyle Madeline Kelly
Eddie Baker
Jane Darwell Maud the Head Nurse
Joey Long
George Nichols Jr.
Linda Q
Florence Roberts
Margo St. Mann
Suzanne Thompson Girl
John David Horsley
Rose Coghlan Miss Garland
Ann Cameron Miss Schmidt
Claire Myers Girl
Edith Vale Girl
Caroline Rankin Miss Weber
Jack Norton Drunk
Joan Barclay Short Girl
Helen Freeman Dr. Hewitt
Irene Franklin Aunt Jessica
Anne Shirley Billie
Technical Credits
George Nichols Jr. Director
Wanda Tuchock Director, Screenwriter
Mel Burns Makeup
Merian C. Cooper Executive Producer
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Laird Doyle Screenwriter
David Hempstead Original Story
Roy Hunt Cinematographer
Kenneth MacGowan Associate Producer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Arthur P. Schmidt Editor
Max Steiner Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
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