When Love Is Young


1h 15m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
Class Prophecy
Release Date
Mar 28, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Class Prophecy" by Eleanore Griffin in McCall's Magazine (Nov 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

Wanda Werner, a quiet farm girl, attends her high school graduation dance in the company of her uncle Hugo, but hopes for at least one dance with the class president, Norman Crocker. To her delight, Norman does ask her to dance, but only because he has accepted a bet to do so. Just before the reading of the class prophecies, Wanda's classmates realize that they neglected to make a prophecy for her. Because she is so quiet, no one really knows her, and the resulting unflattering prediction sends her from the room crying. Determined to put her unhappy past behind her, Wanda moves to New York to study singing. She has no luck there either, until she meets press agent Andy Russell. He hires her to drive a flock of geese down a busy street as a publicity stunt for a play. In return, he gets her a job singing for a morning exercise program. When she is fired from the job, she angrily accuses Andy of lying to her. Seeing her angry for the first time, Andy convinces a producer that she is a great actress. After he remakes her image, he helps Wanda learn the Broadway singing style. As the star of Jack O'Lantern Girl , Wanda is a big success. Andy tells her how much he loves her, intending to ask her to marry him, but when she announces that she is making a visit home, he thinks she is going to see her "boyfriend," Norman, whose picture she keeps in her room. The entire town comes out to welcome Wanda home. At a party in her honor, Norman turns all his charm on her, greatly upsetting his loyal girl friend, Irene Henry. Discovering how shallow Norman is, Wanda realizes that she loves Andy. She hurries back to New York to tell Andy that she loves him, too.

Film Details

Also Known As
Class Prophecy
Release Date
Mar 28, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Class Prophecy" by Eleanore Griffin in McCall's Magazine (Nov 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
9 reels

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Notes

The film's pre-release title was Class Prophecy. Universal production files at USC, credit Dawn and DeGraw and Jack Pierce without specifying their contribution. Pierce usually worked as a makeup man in Universal films.