The Youngest Profession
The Youngest Profession is a 1943 film directed by Edward Buzzell, and starring Virginia Weidler, Edward Arnold, John Carroll, Scotty Beckett, and Agnes Moorehead. Based on a short story series and book written by Lillian Day, it contains cameos by Greer Garson, Lana Turner, William Powell, Walter Pidgeon, and Robert Taylor.
|The Youngest Profession|
Australian theatrical poster
|Directed by||Edward Buzzell|
|Produced by||B.F. Zeidman|
|Written by||Lillian Day (book)|
Jan Isbell Fortune
|Music by||David Snell|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton, Jr.|
|Edited by||Ralph E. Winters|
Lively teen Joan Lyons (Virginia Weidler) and her best friend, Patricia Drew (Jean Porter), are dedicated autograph seekers who run around New York City attempting to meet celebrities. Deceived by trouble-making governess Miss Featherstone (Agnes Moorehead), Joan is distracted from her star-chasing by concerns over her parents' marriage. This leads Joan to hire a muscle man named Dr. Hercules (John Carroll) to flirt with her mother, which only results in more misunderstandings.
- Virginia Weidler as Joan Lyons
- Edward Arnold as Burton V. Lyons
- John Carroll as Dr. Hercules
- Ann Ayers as Susan Thayer
- Marta Linden as Edith Lyons
- Dick Simmons as Douglas Sutton
- Agnes Moorehead as Miss Featherstone
- Jean Porter as Patricia Drew
- Raymond Roe as Schuyler
- Dorothy Morris as Secretary
- Scotty Beckett as Junior Lyons
- Marcia Mae Jones as Vera Bailey
- Sara Haden as Sister Lassie
- Beverly Tyler as Thyra Winter
- Marjorie Gateson as Mrs. Drew
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- T.M.P (June 25, 1943). "NY Times review". New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
- "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
- The Youngest Profession on IMDb
- The Youngest Profession at the TCM Movie Database
- The Youngest Profession at the American Film Institute Catalog