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Forty Little Mothers (1940)

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90 min | Drama

An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his wing, despite the school's rules against teachers...See moreAn out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his wing, despite the school's rules against teachers having a family; and the girls in the school resent his replacing a handsome and popular teacher, and do everything in their power to get him fired. Written by Gary Dickerson See less
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Writers
Dorothy Yost (screen play) | Ernest Pagano (screen play) | Jean Guitton (based on a story by)
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Cinematographer
Charles Lawton Jr. (as Charles Lawton)
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Updated Apr 18, 1940

Release date
Apr 26, 1940 (United States)

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Eddie Cantor
Gilbert Jordan Thompson Gilbert Jordan Thompson   See fewer
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Judith Anderson
Madame Madeleine Granville Madame Madeleine Granville   See fewer
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Ralph Morgan
Judge Joseph M. Williams Judge Joseph M. Williams   See fewer
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Rita Johnson
Marian Edwards Marian Edwards   See fewer
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Diana Lewis
Marcia Marcia   See fewer
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Nydia Westman
Madamoiselle Cynthia Cliche Madamoiselle Cynthia Cliche   See fewer
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Margaret Early
Eleanor Eleanor   See fewer
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Margaret Bert
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Bookasta
Carlos (uncredited) Carlos (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Brady
Job Seeker (uncredited) Job Seeker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Chase
Professor Lange (uncredited) Professor Lange (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
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James Conaty
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Richard Cramer
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Adrienne D'Ambricourt
Miss Porter (uncredited) Miss Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Mrs. Mason - Landlady (uncredited) Mrs. Mason - Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Depp
Harry - Judge's Secretary (uncredited) Harry - Judge's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
Gym Teacher (uncredited) Gym Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Gifford
Granville Girl (uncredited) Granville Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edna Holland
Miss Higgins (uncredited) Miss Higgins (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ince
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Missing Persons Detective (uncredited) Missing Persons Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise La Planche
Teenager (uncredited) Teenager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Veronica Lake
Granville Girl (uncredited) Granville Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Perc Launders
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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James McNamara
Joe Billings (uncredited) Joe Billings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Miles
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Barbara Norton
Old Lady (uncredited) Old Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne O'Neal
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar O'Shea
Janitor at Train Station (uncredited) Janitor at Train Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bertha Priestley
Bubbles (uncredited) Bubbles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eva Puig
Mama Lupini (uncredited) Mama Lupini (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Sale
Miss Fairwell (uncredited) Miss Fairwell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boys' Choir of St. Joseph's School
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Larry Steers
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Henry Sylvester
Andrew Blair (uncredited) Andrew Blair (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Winkler
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Yule
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6.7 / 10 | 194 votes