G | | Drama, Family
Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.
Lesley Barber was originally hired as the composer for the film. Some of her score remains in the finished film.
Do you swear allegiance to the Treehuse Club?
Florence Stone: I do.
Kit Kittredge: And if the Ninth Street Club asks you to join their club?
Florence Stone: I will laugh in their faces.
Frances Stone: Florence! You're *supposed* to say, 'I will decline'!
Florence Stone: Oh.
Florence Stone: I will decline... and laugh.
When Kitt gives the Cincinnati Register Editor her stories to read, they are in a portfolio envelope. When the Editor opens the portfolio, he removes an attached, corded elastic band which was stretched around the portfolio. Corded elastic bands for these types of thin cardboard portfolios did not exist in 1934. These envelopes would be tied with an attached, flattened cloth grosgrain ribbon type of tie.
It's Only a Paper Moon
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg (as E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) and Billy Rose
Performed by Cliff Edwards
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
$220,297 (USA) (22 June 2008)
$17,655,201 (USA) (5 October 2008)