Her Cardboard Lover

Her Cardboard Lover

Norma Shearer
Director: George Cukor Cast: Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
, Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
, George Sanders
George Sanders
George Cukor

DVD (Full Frame)



No one will ever know what possessed MGM's reigning screen queen Norma Shearer to select the tired old stage farce Her Cardboard Lover as her final film. Set in Florida, the creaky plotline finds Consuelo Croyden (Shearer) attempting to make her disinterested sweetheart Tony Barling (George Sanders) jealous. To this end, Consuelo orders her personal secretary, Terry Trindale (Robert Taylor) to pretend to be her lover. This suits Terry fine, since he's always been crazy about Consuelo. And on and on it goes, with the three stars trying to make this wearisome old yarn worth watching. Of the three film versions of Her Cardboard Lover, this one isn't anywhere near as entertaining as the 1932 Buster Keaton vehicle The Passionate Plumber (which was no great shakes itself!)

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2014
UPC: 0888574009502
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:33:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norma Shearer Consuelo Croyden
Robert Taylor Terry Trindale
George Sanders Tony Barling
Frank McHugh Chippie Champagne
Elizabeth Patterson Eva
Chill Wills Judge
Alec Craig Actor

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
John Collier Screenwriter
Jacques Deval Screenwriter
Ralph Freed Songwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Robert J. Kern Editor
Burton Lane Songwriter
Robert Planck Cinematographer
J. Walter Ruben Producer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter
Franz Waxman Score Composer
William H. Wright Screenwriter

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