Love and Learn (1947 film)

Love and Learn is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova and written by Eugene Conrad, I. A. L. Diamond, Harry Sauber and Francis Swann. The film stars Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Martha Vickers, Janis Paige, Otto Kruger and Barbara Brown.[2] The film was released by Warner Bros. on May 2, 1947.[3]

Love and Learn
Martha Vickers in Love and Learn
Directed byFrederick de Cordova
Produced byWilliam Jacobs
Screenplay byEugene Conrad
I. A. L. Diamond
Harry Sauber
Francis Swann
StarringJack Carson
Robert Hutton
Martha Vickers
Janis Paige
Otto Kruger
Barbara Brown
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyWesley Anderson
Edited byFrank Magee
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • May 2, 1947 (1947-05-02)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.5 million (US)[1]


Frustrated because they can't get their songs published, Jingles Collins and Bob Grant decide to leave New York City and return home. On one last night out on the town, joined by Jingles' sweetheart Jackie, they encounter Barbara Wyngate, mistaking her for a dance hostess when she is actually a wealthy young heiress.

Barbara keeps her identity a secret after falling for Bob and pays to have a song published. With assistance from her father, she also gives expensive gifts. Bob at first suspects her to be some kind of kleptomaniac, then spots her father with her and angrily assumes Barbara is a mistress of a much older man.

Refusing to listen to her explanation, Bob becomes so distant that Barbara decides to elope with her boring fiance Willard against her better judgment. Andrew Wyngate finally explains the truth to Bob and together they hurry to put a stop to the wedding.



T.M.P. of The New York Times said, "It was a blue day all around yesterday, inside and outside of the Strand, where a feeble little comedy called Love and Learn made a timid bid for attention. The less it gets the better everybody will be in the long run, for this is indeed a sad, sad example of picture making, so inept in execution and conception that it is hard to believe it comes from the Warner Brothers studio."[4]


  1. Variety 7 January 1948
  2. "Love and Learn". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. "Love and Learn (1947) - Overview". 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  4. T.M.P. (1947-05-03). "Movie Review - Love and Learn - At the Strand". Retrieved 2015-08-05.
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