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A Yank in London (1945)

I Live in Grosvenor Square (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 1946 (USA)
The WW II romance set in Grosvenor square aka Eisenhower's home wherethe GIs stayed in London. Neagle loves Harrison. There arrives patriot GI Dean Jagger to rouse things up in the square. ... See full summary »

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Major David Bruce
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Sgt. John Patterson
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Duke of Exmoor
Nancy Price ...
Mrs. Wilson
Irene Vanbrugh ...
Mrs. Catchpole (as Dame Irene Vanbrugh)
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Mrs. Patterson
Elliot Arluck ...
Sgt. Benjie Greenburg (as P.F.C. Eliot Arluck U.S.Army)
Walter Hudd ...
Vicar
Edward Rigby ...
Innkeeper
Cecil Ramage ...
Trewhewy
Irene Manning ...
Herself - U.S.O. Singer - Courtesy Appearance
Francis Pierlot ...
Postman
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
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Lt. Lutyens
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The WW II romance set in Grosvenor square aka Eisenhower's home wherethe GIs stayed in London. Neagle loves Harrison. There arrives patriot GI Dean Jagger to rouse things up in the square. Snotty British Neagle and Jagger clash and fall for each other. What will Harrison have to say or do about these? What will the consequences be? Will the three finally become two and which two in this extremely patriotic love and war story. Written by Anonymous

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Early in the movie, Corp. Patricia tells Major David that an officer had just arrived on a DC-3. She should have referred to it by it's military designation of C-47. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: 'Two together' Winds blow south, or winds blow north, Day come white,or night come black, Home or rivers and mountains from home, Singing all time, minding no time, While we two keep together."

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Sung by the paratroopers with modified lyrics
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Romance at Eisenhowerplatz
19 April 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Grosvenor Square in London, more commonly known as Eisenhowerplatz because that's where the Allied Commander in Chief lived and had his headquarters. A large concentration of American GIs lived there as well and that's where the story begins in I Live At Grosvenor Square.

In fact the entire United Kingdom was one large armed camp with GIs quartered in every nook and cranny. I find it singularly ironic in that one of the objections to the British that started the American Revolution was the quartering of soldiers in civilian homes. Look it up. 160+ years later and we're over there with the largest invading army in history and they're going out of their way to quarter us and like it.

American Army Air Force sergeant Dean Jagger is one of those quartered in a posh London home now used as a barracks a fact the British family there puts up with but not liking it. Jagger makes the acquaintance of Anna Neagle who comes from the upper crust as does her steady boyfriend Rex Harrison. The three form an unlikely trio, friendly at first, but when Jagger moves in on Neagle, Rex is put out.

Later on in America a decade later a similar film was made with Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, and Joan Collins entitled D-Day the Sixth of June. This film ends also with D-Day, but as to how the love triangle straightens out, you watch the film for.

Anna Neagle and her producer husband Herbert Wilcox produced this film and of course Neagle was top billed as always. But she sang not a note. Instead guest star from America Irene Manning best remembered for playing Fay Templeton in Yankee Doodle Dandy played herself at a USO show and sang the British ballad Home. It's quite a lovely piece, one of my favorites which Gracie Fields recorded over there and Dean Martin used on one of his albums 20 years later.

I Live In Grosvenor Square is a nice romantic type film, very well done by the impeccably cast ensemble.


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