Having Wonderful Time (1938)

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Teddy Shaw, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Chick Kirkland.


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  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ginger Rogers in Having Wonderful Time (1938)
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ginger Rogers in Having Wonderful Time (1938)
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ginger Rogers in Having Wonderful Time (1938)
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ginger Rogers in Having Wonderful Time (1938)

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3 September 2020 | SnoopyStyle
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| historical celluloid
Office typist Teddy Shaw (Ginger Rogers) is tired of work, the city, and her family. She decides to leave New York City, and follow her friend to vacation at Camp Kare-Free in the Catskills. She's not happy initially with the men and the crowded room until she encounters waiter Chick Kirkland (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.).

Both Rogers and Fairbanks are playing pissed off characters. They fit together in this world but I'm not that invested in their relationship. The other notable aspect is that two future comedic stars are playing big side roles. Lucille Ball plays the sassy Miriam. I actually like her acting. She would have been great to sass up the best friend character. The other is Red Skelton. It's his debut and he plays the prankster Itchy. I don't like Itchy that much. He's doing a look-at-me-and-laugh-at-my-jokes performance. I hate to be sacrilegious but I didn't enjoy the donut skit. More than anything, this is interesting as a piece of historical celluloid.

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