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Director:
Writer:
Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)
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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:
Delightful See more (52 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:
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:
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1948 with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple reprising their film roles.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the main characters arrive at the picnic in a jalopy, the windshield is folded down but when they get out, it's back up.See more »
Quotes:
Richard (Dick) Nugent:How'd you get in here?
Matt Beemish:Well, the door was closed, so I opened it and came right in.
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Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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28 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Delightful, 18 January 2000
Author: Minty-5 from Sydney, Australia

An all star cast leads the best original screenplay of 1947. Cary Grant is my favourite actor, and Myrna Loy, best remembered for her trademark housewife equal in "The Thin Man" are two of Hollywood's brightest comics together in a pretty funny film. Throw in teenaged seventeen year old Shirley Temple falling for a shining knight in armour/playboy/artist Cary and her Judge sister, and a fun packed comedy results. Somehow, Cary playing another play boy who the women keep falling for cannot convince me of the stretch.

There are great scenes, notably at the races. This only further proves that Cary may very well be the funniest straight actor to appear on the screen. The supporting cast itself is a great one, and the leads are fantastic.

This film has been well directed, but not enough to meddle in the great performances. Screenplay manages to simply enough combine humour and creativity. A light hearted romp and good entertainment.

It's a little lesser known as many of these actors other films always overshadow it, but it is still a good example of 1940s film making, with top talent at its best.

Rating: 8.25/10

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