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THEODORA GOES WILD (1936) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Richard Boleslawski Written by Mary McCarthy Sidney Buchman Produced by Everett Riskin Irene Dunne as Theodora Lynn / Caroline Adams Melvyn Douglas as Michael Grant Thomas Mitchell as Jed Waterbury Thurston Hall as Arthur Stevenson Rosalind Keith as Adelaide Perry Elisabeth Risdon as Mary Lynn Margaret McWade as Elsie Lynn Spring Byington as Rebecca Perry Nana Bryant as Ethel Stevenson Henry Kolker as Henry Grant Leona Maricle as Agnes Grant Robert Greig as John Lynn

Theodora Lynn is a Sunday school teacher and former church organist in Lynnfield, Connecticut. She also happens to be, under the pen name Caroline Adams, the secret author of a sensational, bestselling book replete with sexual innuendo that has the straight-laced all-female Lynnfield Literary Circle in an uproar. The book is serialized in the local newspaper, and the Literary Circle, led by outraged busybody Rebecca Perry, forces the newspaper's owner Jed Waterbury to stop printing the salacious installments. Theodora travels to New York City on the pretext of visiting her black sheep Uncle John, but actually goes to see her publisher Arthur Stevenson. Though Stevenson reassures an anxious Theodora that only he and his secretary know her identity, his wife Ethel pressures him into an introduction, which the book's illustrator Michael Grant overhears. Intrigued, Michael invites himself to a sumptuous dinner with the Stevensons and Theodora. Theodora becomes annoyed when Michael smugly assumes that she is a teetotaler, so she orders a whiskey. As the night goes on, she becomes drunk. So does Ethel, forcing Arthur to take her home and leaving Theodora alone with Michael in the posh restaurant. When he brings her to his apartment and then makes a pass at her, she panics and flees, much to his amusement. Michael tracks her to her hometown, and his whistling is immediately noticed outside her house. Because she technically is not supposed to know anyone outside of Lynnfield, he coerces her into hiring him as a gardener, thus scandalizing her and providing Rebecca Perry with ample information for gossip. 

DVD-R is in English with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 94 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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