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Love and Learn (1947 film)

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Directed by  Frederick de Cordova
Music by  Max Steiner
Initial release  1947
Box office  1.5 million USD (US)
Production company  Warner Bros.
6.1/10 IMDb

Produced by  William Jacobs
Cinematography  Wesley Anderson
Director  Fred de Cordova
Music director  Max Steiner
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Screenplay by  Eugene Conrad I. A. L. Diamond Harry Sauber Francis Swann
Starring  Jack Carson Robert Hutton Martha Vickers Janis Paige Otto Kruger Barbara Brown
Cast  Martha Vickers, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Robert Hutton, Otto Kruger
Similar  Robert Hutton movies, Comedies

Love and Learn is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova and written by Eugene Conrad, I. A. L. Diamond, Harry Sauber and Francis Swann. The film stars Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Martha Vickers, Janis Paige, Otto Kruger and Barbara Brown. The film was released by Warner Bros. on May 2, 1947.



Frustrated because they can't get their songs published, Jingles Collins and Bob Grant decide to leave New York City and return home. On one last night out on the town, joined by Jingles' sweetheart Jackie, they encounter Barbara Wyngate, mistaking her for a dance hostess when she is actually a wealthy young heiress.

Barbara keeps her identity a secret after falling for Bob and pays to have a song published. With assistance from her father, she also gives expensive gifts. Bob at first suspects her to be some kind of kleptomaniac, then spots her father with her and angrily assumes Barbara is a mistress of a much older man.

Refusing to listen to her explanation, Bob becomes so distant that Barbara decides to elope with her boring fiance Willard against her better judgment. Andrew Wyngate finally explains the truth to Bob and together they hurry to put a stop to the wedding.


  • Jack Carson as Jingles Collins
  • Robert Hutton as Bob Grant
  • Martha Vickers as Barbara Wyngate
  • Janis Paige as Jackie
  • Otto Kruger as Andrew Wyngate
  • Barbara Brown as Victoria Wyngate
  • Tom D'Andrea as Wells
  • Florence Bates as Mrs. Bella Davis
  • Craig Stevens as Willard Deckerr
  • Angela Greene as Phyllis McGillicuddy
  • Don McGuire as Delaney
  • John Alvin as William
  • Herbert Anderson as Pete
  • Jane Harker as Receptionist
  • Lou Nova as Marty
  • Reception

    T.M.P. of The New York Times said, "It was a blue day all around yesterday, inside and outside of the Strand, where a feeble little comedy called Love and Learn made a timid bid for attention. The less it gets the better everybody will be in the long run, for this is indeed a sad, sad example of picture making, so inept in execution and conception that it is hard to believe it comes from the Warner Brothers studio."


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