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Director:
Writer:
Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)
Contact:
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Release Date:
1 September 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rollicking Romantics!
Plot:
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist with screwball results. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Mellow Greetings. Yookie Dookie! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Dick

Myrna Loy ... Margaret

Shirley Temple ... Susan

Rudy Vallee ... Tommy

Ray Collins ... Beemish

Harry Davenport ... Thaddeus
Johnny Sands ... Jerry

Don Beddoe ... Joey
Lillian Randolph ... Bessie
Veda Ann Borg ... Agnes Prescott
Dan Tobin ... Walters
Ransom M. Sherman ... Judge Treadwell (as Ransom Sherman)

William Bakewell ... Winters
Irving Bacon ... Melvin
Ian Bernard ... Perry
Carol Hughes ... Florence
William Hall ... Anthony Herman
Gregory Gaye ... Maitre d'Hotel (as Gregory Gay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bebe Allen ... Girl (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Birthday Cake Waiter (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Policeman at Airport (uncredited)
Barbara Boone ... Girl (uncredited)

Robert Bray ... Official at Airline Gate (uncredited)
Kay Christopher ... Girl (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
William B. Davidson ... Mr. Overholtz (uncredited)
Ann Duncan ... Girl (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Sunset High Coach (uncredited)
Richard Flato ... Waiter at Tick Tock Club (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Mr. Baldwin (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Cop in Court (uncredited)
Charles Halton ... Mr. Mittwick (uncredited)
Bonnie Jean Hartley ... Waitress (uncredited)
Carlotta Jelm ... Doris Baldwin (uncredited)
Howard Keiser ... Boy (uncredited)
Carl Kent ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mac - Bailiff (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Mr. Roberts (uncredited)
Myra Marsh ... Miss Wells (uncredited)
Lydia McKim ... Girl (uncredited)
Marilyn Mercer ... Girl (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Cop at Airport (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Cop at Airport (uncredited)
Ned Roberts ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Dore Schary ... Jebby (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Cop in Court (uncredited)
Norman Thomson ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Elena Warren ... Mrs. Baldwin (uncredited)
Steve Wayne ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Reis 
 
Writing credits
Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)

Produced by
Dore Schary .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography) (as Robert deGrasse)
Nicholas Musuraca 
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
James Altwies (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William Dorfman .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Levinson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Russell A. Cully .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Edgar Peterson .... assistant to producer
David O. Selznick .... Miss Temple's services by arrangement with
Joel Freeman .... production clerk (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1948) | UK:U | USA:Approved (National Board of Review) (uncredited) | USA:Approved (certificate #11849) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
There was a Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the movie, starring Cary Grant and Shirley Temple, which aired on June 13, 1949.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The judge is woken up 'a few minutes past eight' in the morning, yet is still able to be in court by 9 am for a hearing. Her activities in that 55 minutes: get dressed, have breakfast, get to the courthouse, put on her robe, chat with her uncle, enter the courtroom.See more »
Quotes:
Richard Nugent:Thank you, Your Honor, may I go?
Judge Margaret Turner:You've just got here, don't you like our court?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Labyrinth (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Mellow Greetings. Yookie Dookie!, 2 May 2004
Author: Clay Loomis from Arroyo Grande, California

This is pure, innocent fun. If you're not too jaded by modern life, this film will tickle you. Cary Grant is in fine comic form, as are the rest of the cast.

The thing that really got me, the first time I saw this film, was how gorgeous Shirley Temple was as a young woman. I was only used to seeing her as a little girl in her early movies, but wow, she grew up quite well. Very easy on the eyes. I felt the same way about her when I saw Fort Apache. Fact is, if I was 17 in 1947, they'd have to use fire hoses to keep me away from her. Oh, that little button nose....

The cast comes together well and keeps your interest all the way through. One of those early comedies that doesn't require harsh language, nudity, or gross-out jokes to get its laughs.

This is a movie that I can always enjoy every time it shows up on TV. Great performances by all.

"Mellow greetings, Yookie-Dookie!" (You'll understand why that is funny if you see the movie.)

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