Youth Takes a Fling

Last updated

Youth Takes a Fling
Directed by Archie Mayo
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Myles Connolly (writer)
Cinematography Rudolph Maté
Edited by Philip Cahn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • September 23, 1938 (1938-09-23)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$676,000 [1]

Youth Takes a Fling is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Joel McCrea.

Contents

McCrea plays Joe Meadows, whose only ambition as a Kansas farm boy was a life at sea. He moves to New York to try to get a job as a sailor, finds it more difficult than he thought, and meets Helen Brown, who falls for him and uses her feminine wiles to try to prevent him leaving.

One of Leeds relatively few films, both she and McCrea were loaned to Universal from Samuel Goldwyn.

Cast

Related Research Articles

<i>Dead End</i> (1937 film) 1937 film by William Wyler

Dead End is a 1937 crime drama film directed by William Wyler. It is an adaptation of the Sidney Kingsley 1935 Broadway play of the same name. It stars Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie, and Claire Trevor. It was the first film appearance of the Dead End Kids.

<i>The More the Merrier</i> 1943 film by George Stevens

The More the Merrier, a 1943 American comedy film made by Columbia Pictures, makes fun of the housing shortage during World War II, especially in Washington, D.C. The picture stars Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. The movie was directed by George Stevens. The film script — from "Two's a Crowd", an original screenplay by Garson Kanin (uncredited) — was written by Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross and Robert Russell.

Joel McCrea American actor

Joel Albert McCrea was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades, appearing in more than one hundred films. These films include Alfred Hitchcock's espionage thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges' comedy classics Sullivan's Travels (1941), and The Palm Beach Story (1942), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava's bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens' romantic comedy The More the Merrier (1943), William Wyler's These Three, Come and Get It and Dead End (1937), Howard Hawks' Barbary Coast (1935), and a number of western films, including Wichita (1955) as Wyatt Earp and Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1962), opposite Randolph Scott.

<i>Come and Get It</i> (1936 film) 1936 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler

Come and Get It is a 1936 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. The screenplay by Jane Murfin and Jules Furthman is based on the 1935 novel of the same title by Edna Ferber.

<i>These Three</i> 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler

These Three is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, and Bonita Granville. The screenplay by Lillian Hellman is based on her 1934 play The Children's Hour.

<i>Ramrod</i> (film) 1947 film by André de Toth

Ramrod is a 1947 American Western film directed by Andre DeToth. This cowboy drama from Hungarian director DeToth was the first of several films based on the stories of Western author Luke Short. DeToth's first Western is often compared to films noir movies released around the same time. The film stars Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake, who was then married to director DeToth.

<i>Colorado Territory</i> (film) 1949 film by Raoul Walsh, Anthony Veiller

Colorado Territory is a 1949 American Western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, and Dorothy Malone. Written by Edmund H. North and John Twist, and based on the novel High Sierra by W.R. Burnett, the film is about an outlaw who is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job.

<i>Bed of Roses</i> (1933 film) 1933 film

Bed of Roses (1933) is a pre-Code romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Constance Bennett. The picture was released by RKO Radio Pictures with a supporting cast featuring Joel McCrea and Pert Kelton.

<i>Casanova Brown</i> 1944 film by Sam Wood

Casanova Brown is a 1944 American comedy romantic film directed by Sam Wood, written by Nunnally Johnson, and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Frank Morgan. The film had its world premiere in western France after the Allies had liberated those territories following the D-Day Invasion. The film is based on the 1927 novel An Unmarried Father by Floyd Dell and the 1928 play Little Accident by Dell and Thomas Mitchell, which had been previously filmed by Universal Pictures in 1930 as The Little Accident and in 1939 as Little Accident.

<i>Splendor</i> (1935 film) 1935 film by Elliott Nugent

Splendor is a 1935 American drama film starring Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and distributed by United Artists.

<i>Kept Husbands</i> 1931 film by Lloyd Bacon

Kept Husbands is a 1931 American pre-Code drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Dorothy Mackaill and Joel McCrea, with major supporting roles filled by Robert McWade, Florence Roberts and Mary Carr. The original story was written by the film's associate producer, Louis Sarecky, and adapted for the screen by Forrest Halsey and Alfred Jackson. Although primarily a drama, the film has many comedic touches to it. The film centers around the class struggles and stereotypes between the working class and the wealthy, which was particularly striking during the Depression era when this film was made. The film also points out the stereotypical gender roles which were prevalent at that time.

<i>Wells Fargo</i> (film) 1937 film by Frank Lloyd

Wells Fargo is a 1937 American Western film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Joel McCrea, Bob Burns and Frances Dee.

<i>They Shall Have Music</i> 1939 film by Archie Mayo

They Shall Have Music is a 1939 musical film directed by Archie Mayo and starring famed violinist Jascha Heifetz, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, and Gene Reynolds. The screenplay concerns a young runaway finds his purpose in life after hearing Heifetz play, and the kindly master of a music school in financial difficulty takes him in.

<i>The Oklahoman</i> (film)

The Oklahoman is a 1957 western starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, and Brad Dexter. It was also the last film of actress Esther Dale.

<i>Border River</i> 1954 film by George Sherman

Border River is a 1954 American Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo and Pedro Armendáriz.

<i>Reaching for the Sun</i> 1941 film by William A. Wellman

Reaching for the Sun is a 1941 American comedy film directed by William A. Wellman and written by W.L. River. The film stars Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Eddie Bracken, Albert Dekker, Billy Gilbert, George Chandler and Bodil Ann Rosing. The film was released on May 2, 1941, by Paramount Pictures.

<i>Saddle Tramp</i> (film) 1950 film by Hugo Fregonese

Saddle Tramp is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film directed by Hugo Fregonese and starring Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix.

<i>Lightnin</i> (1930 film) 1930 film

Lightnin' is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Henry King and written by S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien. The film stars Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Joel McCrea, Helen Cohan, Jason Robards, Sr. and Luke Cosgrave. The film was released on December 7, 1930, by Fox Film Corporation. It is a remake of the 1925 silent film, which was directed by John Ford, which itself was based on the 1918 play.

<i>Lorraine of the Lions</i> 1925 film

Lorraine of the Lions is a 1925 American adventure film directed by Edward Sedgwick and written by Isadore Bernstein and Carl Krusada. The film stars Norman Kerry, Patsy Ruth Miller, Fred Humes, Doreen Turner, Harry Todd, and Philo McCullough. The film was released on October 11, 1925, by Universal Pictures.

<i>The Circus Cyclone</i> 1925 film

The Circus Cyclone is a 1925 American Western film written and directed by Albert S. Rogell. The film stars Art Acord, Moe McCrea, Nancy Deaver, Cesare Gravina, Albert J. Smith and Hilliard Karr. The film was released on October 4, 1925, by Universal Pictures.

References

  1. Dick, Bernard K. (2015). City of Dreams: The Making and Remaking of Universal Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. p. 116. ISBN   9780813158891.