Vivacious Lady

Synopsis: On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer Francey Brent and marries her after a whirlwind romance. But when he goes back home, he can't bring himself to tell his conservative, ultra-respected family about it.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

I'm looking for Mr Keith Morgan.

Have you seen him?

We haven't seen anything but Morgan

since Monday. This way, sir.

Hello, Keith,

I hope I'm not troubling you.

Why, Professor,

you sound a little bitter.

We have very little time. Come on,

you have to hurry. Sit down, Peter.

Ah, ah, ah! Can't sit there!

That's her chair.

D'you know what time it is? We have

to catch a train for Old Sharon.

Ah, don't you worry.

This is the... Excuse me.

This is the last time

I nursemaid you

when you come to New York

on one of these frolics.

I'm not gonna budge till the girl

I'm in love with agrees to marry me.

Well, it's... Excuse me.

I've sat here for four nights

and I'll sit here 40 more.

Oh, Pete, she's the most beautiful,


What? You aren't serious? I am!

You haven't any monopoly

on seriousness. Now, Keith...

The 4am train leaves at 4am and I'm

going to be on it and so are you.

Waiter, get this man his cheque.

I'm going to get his hat.

That's Old Sharon 242.

And I want...

And reverse the charges.

I want to speak to Mr Peter Morgan,


If you don't find him there,

try the university.

He's president.

Then what's Roosevelt doing?

# You'd never dream to look at me


# My life is stuffed with tragedy

Hello? Dad! Dad?

Shh! There's a number going on!

Dad? Hello. I've found him.

If you shout any louder,

you won't need that phone! What?

I'm in a night club, Dad. Now,

don't get excited. I'm leaving soon.

What? ..No, it's a girl this time.

How's the mother doing? She's fine.


All right, goodbye now.

# a lovely memory

# Oh, I'm forgotten

and I'm all alone

# But when you dance

with someone else

# And try romance with someone else

# You'll be reminded of me

# And when you look

in somebody's eyes

# The way you look into mine

# The memory of those

little white lies

# Will haunt you all of the time

# So you've forgotten

all the thrills we knew

# But wait, the day will come to you

# And when your heart

is broke in two

# You'll be reminded of me

# If you should ever think

of New York after dark

# And remember how we rode

the hurdy-gurdy in the park

# And later, as we stroll along,

you kissed my trembling hand

# And on my finger slipped

an 18-carat cigar band

# You'll be reminded of me

# And when you look

in somebody's eyes

# The way you look into mine

# The memory of those

little white lies

# Will haunt you all of the time

# Go on forgetting all the thrills

we ever knew

# But wait-a,

# The day-a

# Will-a come-a to you-a

# And when-a

# Your heart-a

# Is a-broken in two

# You'll be reminded of me

# And I'll be laughing

# You'll be reminded of me. #



Tell the fella at my table I've

gone. I wanna put one over on him.

Let me know when he leaves.



How do you do.

Where's Keith? I wish I knew.

Oh, you're, er...


What's the matter? Nothing.

Say, what were you trying to do -

break me up? When you were singing?

I fell over a cooler over there.

I'm exceedingly sorry. Don't be.

Some drunk does it every night. I

don't mean you're drunk. I'm sorry?

I said I don't mean that I think

you're tight. I'm not intoxicated.

No kidding. No. No. I'm just, er...


The only way I can explain it...

We had one of the first automobiles

in Old Sharon. You live there too?

Oh, yes, yes. And one morning,

my father was driving along

and he didn't see me in the street.

And he ran over me.

It wasn't serious

but it was quite a blow.

Well, yeah.

Well, that's just the way I feel

right now.

We say it a bit different. We say we

feel like we've been hit by a truck.

It's the same idea.


Have a cigarette? No, thanks.

Something to drink?

No, I never use it.

Something to eat? Yes, I would like

something to eat. Oh... Not in here.

The food's terrible.

Well, then, we...

I mean

Do you want to take me out? I do!

Very much! How 'bout it? All right.

And we might see some of New York.

All right.

Good night, Charlie.

I'm going to see New York.

Has he gone? Yes, he's gone, but...

Boy, did I give him the runaround!

Boy, did we get rid of him!

Hey, where's Francie?

Francie went with him. Oh, boy...!

Huh? He's showing her New York.

Oh, boy!

It's so quiet too. What?

I said it's so quiet!

What did you say?!

The only sound at night

is just the wind and the trees.

What did you say?! I said

it's so quiet in Old Sharon!

Oh, I'd like that!

Did you ever stop to think

how important the universe is?

No, I don't believe I have.

Well, we worry about industry

and business...

Few people realise that school is

responsible for our civilisation.

Say, what are you?

Well, I'm a professor. Oh.

Well, not quite.

Associate professor.

So when I see that university, it

gives me quite a thrill because...

Because what?

Well, I'd like to tell you

but you'd just think I'm bragging.

Well, no, I like people

who think they're good.

My grandfather was president of

Old Sharon university. Good night!

My father's president now.

And some day, I'm going to be.

I assure you,

I've never talked this much before.


I...I just realised...

I'm trying to make an impression.

Well, you could let me say something.

I'd like to make an impression too.

You don't have to say anything. No?

No. You speak for yourself,

and very eloquently too.

Besides, wasn't I

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