“The Kid Sister” is a romantic comedy film released in 1945, directed by Edward F. Cline and starring Jane Powell, Kent Taylor, and Edgar Bergen. The film follows the story of a young woman named Patricia (Jane Powell) who falls in love with her older sister’s fiancé, and the comedic mishaps that ensue.
The film begins with Patricia’s sister, Joan (played by Gloria DeHaven), announcing her engagement to her boyfriend, Richard (played by Kent Taylor). Patricia is excited for her sister, but soon begins to develop feelings for Richard herself.
As Patricia tries to hide her feelings, she inadvertently causes a series of misunderstandings and complications. She joins a dating service to find a new boyfriend, but ends up getting matched with Richard. Patricia then tries to sabotage their relationship, but her plans backfire and she ends up making a fool of herself.
Meanwhile, Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy provide additional comedic relief as they try to help Patricia win Richard’s heart.
In the end, after a series of misunderstandings and mishaps, Patricia and Richard confess their love for each other, and Patricia’s sister graciously steps aside, allowing the couple to be together.
Overall, “The Kid Sister” is a lighthearted and charming romantic comedy that showcases the talents of Jane Powell and the comedic timing of Edgar Bergen and his famous dummy, Charlie McCarthy.
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