Small Town Girl (1936)

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Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

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  • Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor in Small Town Girl (1936)
  • Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor in Small Town Girl (1936)
  • Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor in Small Town Girl (1936)
  • Janet Gaynor in Small Town Girl (1936)
  • Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor in Small Town Girl (1936)
  • Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor in Small Town Girl (1936)

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28 May 2006 | blanche-2
| enteraining, featuring a small town actor who soon goes to the big city
"Small Town Girl" is a light, entertaining piece starring Janet Gaynor and Robert Taylor. Gaynor is a young woman sick of her humdrum life. When she meets playboy Robert Taylor, she's enchanted by him, as most women of the '30s were. While they're together, he gets smashed and proposes. Thinking of her family and what she's got to go back to, she accepts. He's engaged already, so his family encourages him to wait six months before divorcing the stranger he married. You can figure out the rest.

The two stars are very appealing. Gaynor always had a sweet, charming, and innocent demeanor; Taylor is elegant and handsome. James Stewart plays a neighborhood boy who likes Gaynor. He doesn't have much of a part and very little function in the movie, but he's cute. Seeing him in some of the early films and realizing what a mega-star he became, it's hard to believe he was ever subjected to these tiny roles, but he was. He has more to do in "Murder Man," which is actually earlier than this film. MGM seemed to just stick him where they needed him, as they did Spencer Tracy in his early years. You can't argue with their formula, as it yielded two great stars.

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