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Having Wonderful Time (1938)





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A young woman heads for New York's beautiful Catskills for a fun summer of much needed rest and relaxation and instead finds true romance in this lively comedy. The story is based on Arthur Kober's popular Yiddish play, that was originally a satire of New York Jewish people, but thanks to the WASP-oriented Hays code, much of the original humor was cut or sanitized to appeal to Gentile sensibilities. The film marks the film debut of beloved comedian Red Skelton.


Ginger Rogers
as Thelma 'Teddy' Shaw
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
as Chick Kirkland
Lucille Ball
as Screwball
Peggy Conklin
as Fay Coleman
Lee Bowman
as Buzzy Armbuster
Eve Arden
as Henrietta
Red Skelton
as Itchy Faulkner
Donald Meek
as P.U. Rogers
Jack Carson
as Emil Beatty
Dorothy Tree
as Frances
Leona Roberts
as Mrs. Shaw
Harlan Briggs
as Mr. Shaw
George Meeker
as Subway Masher
Elise Cavanna
as Office Supervisor
Ann Miller
as Vivian
Hooper Atchley
as Subway rider
Ronnie Rondell
as Subway Rider
Dean Jagger
as Charlie
Mary Bovard
as Camp Guest
Frances Gifford
as Salesgirl
Mary Jane Irving
as Camp Guest
Wesley Barry
as Camp Guest
Dorothy Moore
as Camp Guest
Stanley Brown
as Camp Guest
Kay Sutton
as Camp Guest
William Corson
as Camp Waiter
Russell Gleason
as Camp Waiter
Florence Lake
as Camp Guest
Vera Gordon
as Tenement Neighbor
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July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Loses some of its colorful Borscht Belt flavor, but the star power of Ginger Rogers keeps it diverting.

March 25, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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