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You Belong to Me (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  22 October 1941 (USA)
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On a ski trip, rich, idle Peter Kirk pursues and falls (literally) for Helen Hunt, M.D. After a courtship of hypochondria, she agrees to marry him on the condition that she continue to ... See full summary »

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Roger Clark ...
Frederick Vandemer
Ruth Donnelly ...
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Melville Cooper ...
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Ralph Peters ...
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Maude Eburne ...
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Renie Riano ...
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Ellen Lowe ...
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Gordon Jones ...
Robert Andrews
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On a ski trip, rich, idle Peter Kirk pursues and falls (literally) for Helen Hunt, M.D. After a courtship of hypochondria, she agrees to marry him on the condition that she continue to practice medicine. But will jealous Peter be able to reconcile himself to his wife's seeing male patients? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Wesley Ruggles' You Belong to Me  »

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The last filming pairing of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. See more »

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Peter Kirk: Are there many lady doctors?
Helen Hunt: A few.
Peter Kirk: As beautiful as you?
Helen Hunt: No doubt.
Peter Kirk: The time I've wasted being well.
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YOU BELONG TO ME (1941) is a example of the 'ScrewBall Comedy' which started in the mid 1930s and ended postwar (WWII). Some of these films maintained their status. Others have earned undeserved praise when originally were critical and box office flops. Like BRINGING UP BABY (1938) or MR. & MRS. SMITH (1941). Then there is this one which value just keeps sinking.

Why can be rooted in the screenplay/story. It strains credibility from the get go, betraying a superior cast. BARBARA STANWYCK is married to millionaire HENRY FONDA who is insanely jealous. He would be content to sit back with his million$ and love her, she wishes to maintain her profession as a Doctor. She wants him to become in what her eyes is a useful member of society. This conflict is supposed to amuse us. It cannot be salvaged by either the principals or the supporting cast.

The faults in this scenario can clearly be laid at the feet of DALTON TRUMBO. HENRY FONDAs' character is written in such broad strokes that any viewer has a instant dislike for him. BARBARA STANWYCK just has nothing to do but react to each idiotic situation of jealousy. TRUMBO must have been spending to much time outside the studio being a "useful idiot" then being on the job. COLUMBIA obviously did not get their moneys worth from him, maybe ROBERT RISKIN should taken over.


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