Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Director
George Cukor

Main cast
Norma Shearer; Robert Taylor; George Sanders; Frank McHugh; Elizabeth Patterson

Genres
Romance, Comedy

Description
A flirt tries to make her fiancée jealous by hiring a gigolo.


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