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

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21 November 2006 | blanche-2
7
| Fun and love in the Catskills
Ginger Rogers is Thelma, a secretary seeking rest and relaxation at a Catskill resort in "Having Wonderful Time," also starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lee Bowman, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Lucille Ball and Michael (Red) Skelton. Uptight Rogers arrives at the resort and gets off on the wrong foot with Chick, a law student working as a waiter (Fairbanks). Eventually they discover they really like each other, but when Thelma expects a proposal from Chick, she gets a proposition instead and blows her stack. On the rebound, she picks up with fast Buzzy (Bowman), who's been staked out by Miriam (Ball). Complications arise.

"Having Wonderful Time" is light entertainment that has nothing special about it except its talented young cast. Rogers is fine as the more serious, less flirtatious woman in a group of love-mad girls. Fairbanks is fantastic, using a completely different persona from other films – he sports an American accent and comes across as a brusque handsome hunk rather than a British gentleman. Eve Arden's New York accent is over the top but she's funny as a resort guest, and comedy and slapstick are provided by pretty Lucille Ball and Red Skelton, who gets to do a couple of comedy routines.

All in all good fun from RKO and recommended.

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