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Come Live with Me (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 31 January 1941 (USA)
Seeking US citizenship, a Viennese refugee arranges a marriage of convenience with a struggling writer.

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Barton Kendrick
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Diana Kendrick
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Joe Darsie
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Barney Grogan
Edward Ashley ...
Arnold Stafford
Ann Codee ...
Yvonne
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Doorman
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ...
Grandma (as Adeline de Walt Reynolds)
Frank Orth ...
Jerry
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Waiter
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Taxi Driver (as Horace MacMahon)
Greta Meyer ...
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Storyline

Illegal immigrant and showgirl Johnny Jones is due to be deported from the USA, her only hope is to get married, but her rich publisher boyfriend Barton Kendrick is already married! She meets down-on-his-luck author, Bill Smith, and proposes a marriage of convenience in order to remain in the country, but Bill has more ambitious ideas. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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31 January 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aviomies käteisellä  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 2, 1943 with Hedy Lamarr reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When Bill exits the garage with his new car, the feet of the camera crew can be seen reflected on the car. See more »

Quotes

Bill Smith: I've had a poem running through my mind for a long time now. It's one that Christopher Marlowe wrote. It's... uh... well, listen.
[begins]
Bill Smith: Come live with me and be my love, and we will all the pleasures prove that hills and valleys, dales and fields, woods or craggy mountains yeild. And I will make ye beds of roses and a thousand fragrant posies...
[pauses]
Bill Smith: and... and... something, something, something, something...
[remembering]
Bill Smith: And if these pleasures do ye move, come live with me and be my love.
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Referenced in Main Street Today (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(1828) (uncredited)
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Excerpts played as background music during the opening scene
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wonderful, romantic movie - a must for your collection
11 January 2001 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful Jimmy Stewart and Hedy Lamarr movie. Very romantic and sentimental. Jimmy Stewart's grandma in the movie is priceless. A must for your collection - not available to buy; however, sometimes comes on American Movie Classics. I have had a recording of it for years. It's one of my favorites.


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