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Practically Yours (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  20 December 1944 (USA)
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In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »

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Peggy Martin
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Albert W. Beagell
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Marvin P. Meglin
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Jane Frazee ...
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Ellen Macy
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In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog Piggy. Instead of his dog Piggy he is thought to be in love with Peggy, a girl he worked with. The usual farce ensues after he returns home alive and tries to play along with the mistake to save embarrassment for all. Written by pirateking

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Adorável Engano  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 27, 1945 with Claudette Colbert reprising her film role. See more »

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References Clive of India (1935) See more »

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I Knew It Would Be This Way
Written by Sam Coslow
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Uninteresting
7 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bellamy (Fred MacMurray) returns from action over the Pacific as a war hero and stays with Mr Meglin (Cecil Kellaway) for 2 weeks before he returns to war. However, the whole country believes that he is going to marry Peggy (Claudette Colbert) because of a transmission of what were seemingly his last words before he decided to sacrifice himself for his country. Needless to say, he didn't die and Peggy wasn't who his final message was for. It was for Piggy, his dog. Mr Meglin also has Peggy stay at his house so that she and Bellamy can be together. Do they fall for each other....?

It's a story of misunderstandings that is only worth watching if you like the main stars - MacMurray and Colbert. There are some tedious sequences, eg, the scene with the photographer and the scene in the bedroom with the judge. Unfortunately, the film doesn't redeem itself with any particularly good scenes. There is a funny scene at the end with Albert (Gil Lamb) but that's your lot. The stars are likable but the film just isn't very good.


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