Theodora Goes Wild

Synopsis: The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Richard Boleslawski
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
94 min


Yeah, I'm listening. But I know just exactly

what you're going to say.


Well, that's just too bad, Mrs. Moffat.

But I happen to be running this paper

and I think it was fit to print.

Good day to you.

Mrs. Moffat that time.

Stand by, Henry, for full returns.

Fifty other Lynnfield hens

will be heard from yet.

This hen says, "Not fit to print."

Yes, siree.

Hello, who is it and what...

Yes, yes, I know, Mrs. Perry, I know.

I know you don't like

that Caroline Adams novel

I'm running serially in the Bugle.

Yeah, unmoral and not fit to print. Yes.

Yes, Mrs. Perry. That is right. Yes.

Now look here, Mrs. Perry,

let me tell you something. I apologize.

I apologize for breaking my neck

trying to buy the serial rights

to the best-selling novel of the day.

I apologize for waking the town of Lynnfield

out of a 20-year sleep

to show it how people live and learn

and love in the wide-awake world.

I apologize.

The buzzards are swooping

down on us, Henry.

Yes, siree. Hot diggety.

Say, get your nose out of that paper

and answer the phone once in a while.

I want to eat some lunch.

Hello. Yeah.

-Yeah. Who is it?

-Who is it?

-Miss Lynn.

-Here, give me that.

Hello, Theodora.

No, don't tell me you called up

about that Caroline Adams story.

I'm afraid that's it, Jed.

Well, you'll have to admit Caroline Adams

doesn't exactly write bedtime stories.

-Tell him it's shocking.

-And scandalous.

Aunt Mary and Aunt Elsie

simply can't approve, Jed.

So the two Lynn oracles have spoken?

Well, well, now, wouldn't you think

after five generations

the Lynn family would be

tired running this town?

But the point is, Jed, the Literary Circle

is up in arms against this book.

They're having a meeting tonight

to discuss it.

-He better be there.

-Aunt Mary said you'd better be there.

So it's come to that, has it?

Yes, Jed, it's come to that.

00, the public library.

All right, I'll be there.

"'I'd better be going home,' Pamela said.

'It's late.' Spencer smiled.

"lt seemed minutes before he answered.

"'Home, Pamela? Why, it's very early,

my dear. The night has just begun.'

"With these words uttered like caresses,

he started slowly toward her.

"Pamela stood rigid, frightened,

watching him advance.

"His steps were slow, deliberate.

Pamela felt imprisoned, helpless.

"She wanted to run past him out of

this strange apartment down to the street.

"But her brain was reeling with drink."

Oh, my.

"She was robbed of all purpose.

"'You're very beautiful tonight, Pamela,'

he said.

"The words mingled with the plaintive music

that filled the room.

"He was close to her.

He reached out violently.

"His hands fastened on her arms

and pinned them to her sides.

"She was suddenly pressed

tightly against him.

"He spoke in low rapid tones,

words she did not hear.

"She fought desperately

to break out of his grasp.

"'Let me go! Let me go!'

"She could feel his breath on her cheek

"and then his lips on hers

with a shocking, terrible suddenness.

"The room suddenly went dark."

That's enough, Rebecca.

I think we've heard plenty.

Well, I should think so.

If you don't mind,

I haven't been taking the Bugle regularly

and I'd like to hear the rest of it.

You certainly don't have to

hear more than that

to make up your mind about it.

Don't worry, Miss Jenkins. You'll get a copy.

I printed 100 extra today.

Jed Waterbury.

Well, I knew they'd be in great demand

with the womenfolk.

Well, I guess we've agreed about one thing.

This Literary Circle isn't going to

let sexy trash like this

come right into our homes and corrupt us.

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Sidney Buchman

Sidney Robert Buchman (March 27, 1902 – August 23, 1975) was an American screenwriter and producer who worked on about 40 films from the late 1920s to the early 1970s. He received four Oscar nominations and won once for Best Screenplay for fantasy romantic comedy film Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) along with Seton I. Miller. more…

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