That Brennan Girl (1946)

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The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and... See full summary »


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  • James Dunn and Mona Freeman in That Brennan Girl (1946)
  • Mona Freeman in That Brennan Girl (1946)
  • Mona Freeman and William Marshall in That Brennan Girl (1946)

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Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Adela Rogers St. Johns (story), Doris Anderson (screenplay)

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6 September 2005 | lindaz
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| A sweet story about a young girl who, in spite of a bad start, changes her life.
Raised by a flamboyant and irresponsible mother, Ziggy Brennan (played by Mona Freeman) gets involved in hustling men at a young age. She hangs around with a wild crowd and learns gets her "street smarts" first from her mother (who wants everyone to think they are sisters) then from an older man. He starts teaching her his tricks of the trade and she falls right in line with his crooked ways. Then one night she meets a tall, handsome, honest farmer boy who's a soldier and they fall in love. While he's away fighting the war, she discovers she's pregnant.

I won't say more so as not to spoil it. But I found the ethics that this film teaches to be something sorely missing in our films nowadays. Suffice it to say that even though she goes through some heartbreaking experiences, she reforms her ways and there is a happy ending.

Probably not a film that most young people would enjoy. Not any action and some parts drag a bit, but it's Frank Capra type of message left me with a good feeling. Baby-boomers will most likely love it.

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