Her First Romance

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Her First Romance
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Produced by H. A. Wohl
Written by Adele Comandini
Gene Stratton-Porter
Starring Edith Fellows
Julie Bishop
Alan Ladd
Cinematography John J. Mescall
Edited by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1940 (1940-12-25)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Her First Romance is a 1940 American musical comedy film directed by Edward Dmytryk.[1][2][3]


Victim of a cruel prank, the plain and not very popular teenager Linda Strong is invited to a school's fraternity dance. Getting no encouragement from stepsister and guardian Eileen, she is helped by cousin Marian and family cook Katy to look lovely on the night of the dance.

Outside, she encounters handsome opera singer Philip Niles, who escorts her into the dance and invites her to sing a duet. An envious Eileen takes notice, as does boyfriend John Gilman, who had been Marian's sweetheart before Eileen lured him away.

Linda schemes so that Marian and John can get back together. She is crushed when Philip appears to have fallen for Eileen, then delighted when Philip promises to propose marriage to Linda as soon as she turns 18.



  1. ^ "Her First Romance". NY Times. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Her First Romance (1940)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ 'HER FIRST ROMANCE' VICTORY FOR EDITH FELLOWS G K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 19 Dec 1940: A10.

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