Fifth Avenue Girl stars Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly, Tim Holt, and Verree Teasdale in this 1939 film. The film is about lonely and rich, Mr. Timothy Borden(Connolly), who is upset that his family basically ignores him on his birthday. While out and about, thinking of his troubles, he meets Mary Grey(Rogers), a girl who thinks very low of the rich. The two bond over their mutual dislike for how rich people and the two come up with a plan for his family to pay more attention to him. They devise a plan for Mary to pretend to be Tim's mistress, in order for his family to realize how much Tim means to them. Almost immediately, the family has a distaste for Mary except for the daughter of the family, Katherine, who thinks it's about time her father had some fun. It's a little known film but tons of fun to watch. I loved the friendship between Mr.Borden and Mary. At first, Mrs.Borden(Teasdale) can be a little over the top but in the end, you know she loves her husband. I know that the coupling between Rogers and Holt is lesser known but they were simply magical together. I loved the bickering scenes together and how in the end, they know they love each other. It's a sweet little film, that doesn't require an elaborate story line. It's simple and to the point, which is a nice change.
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