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Heartbeat (1946)

In Paris, a young woman runs away from a reform school, joins a pickpocket academy, and finds herself falling for the handsome diplomat she's been blackmailed into stealing from.

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Sam Wood

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Morrie Ryskind (adaptation), Hans Wilhelm (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Arlette Lafron
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Pierre de Roche (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
Adolphe Menjou ... Ambassador
Melville Cooper ... Roland Latour
Mikhail Rasumny ... Yves Cadubert
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Baron Ferdinand Dvorak
Mona Maris ... Ambassador's Wife
Henry Stephenson ... Minister
Basil Rathbone ... Professor Aristide
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Storyline

A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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A daring, exciting adventure...in the world's most exciting capitol!

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazonada See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Yves Cadubert: When I lie, everybody knows. Maybe I should go into politics where it doesn't matter.
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Soundtracks

Can You Guess ?
(The Heartbeat Song)
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Ervin Drake
Sung by Ginger Rogers
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Definitely worth a viewing
15 April 2006 | by BooBoo516See all my reviews

This film, although not among Ginger Rogers best work, is certainly worth checking out. As usual she is most engaging--she plays a teen (she was actually 35) somewhat convincingly. She has run away from a girls reformatory and is recruited by Professor Aristide (Basil Rathbone), who runs a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is assigned a pickpocketing "job" by a corrupt ambassador (Adolph Menjou). Of course along the way she meets a man (Jean-Pierre Aumont), falls in love and well, you get the drift. The supporting cast is also entertaining most notably Adolph Menjou, although one doesn't see Basil Rathbone nearly enough here. At times the story is slow moving and quite predictable, but when Ginger is on the screen her beauty,charm and magnetism more than compensate for this. If you are a fan of Ginger Rogers, Adolph Menjou or Basil Rathbone this largely forgotten film is worth a look.


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