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V is for 'Vivacious Lady' with Ginger Rogers
A straitlaced professor falls for a nightclub singer and marries her in a whirlwind. He learns not only how to love, but how to stand up to his overbearing father and saves his parents' marriage into the bargain. Lesson: MPDGs can (sometimes) be good for the whole family.
[Photo: Everett Collection]