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Writers:
David Hertz (screenplay)
Elizabeth Janeway (novel)
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Release Date:
25 December 1947 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
But What Happened to Tubby? See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Daisy Kenyon

Dana Andrews ... Dan O'Mara

Henry Fonda ... Peter Lapham

Ruth Warrick ... Lucille O'Mara
Martha Stewart ... Mary Angelus
Peggy Ann Garner ... Rosamund O'Mara
Connie Marshall ... Marie O'Mara
Nicholas Joy ... Coverly
Art Baker ... Lucille's Attorney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Monya Andre ... Mrs. Ames (uncredited)
Don Avalier ... Hotel Captain (uncredited)
Griff Barnett ... Will Thompson (uncredited)
John Butler ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)
Les Clark ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Robert Cole ... Stork Club Headwaiter (uncredited)
John Davidson ... Mervyn, O'Mara's Butler (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Stork Club Patron (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man leaving Courtroom (uncredited)

John Garfield ... Himself - Cameo appearance (bar in Stork Club) (uncredited)
Victoria Horne ... Marsha, Dan's Secretary (uncredited)
Mauritz Hugo ... Mr. Ames (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Jack, Dan's Assistant Attorney (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Fourth Cab Driver (uncredited)
Leonard Lyons ... Himself - in Stork Club (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Woman Leaving Apartment (uncredited)
Marion Marshall ... Law Office Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Judge (uncredited)
Robert Neury ... Hotel Captain (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Bartender at Stork Club (uncredited)

Roy Roberts ... Quint - Dan's Attorney (uncredited)
Damon Runyon ... Himself - Cameo appearance (bar in Stork Club) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Stork Club Manager (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Secretary (uncredited)

George E. Stone ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo ... Dino (uncredited)
Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell (uncredited)
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Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
David Hertz (screenplay)

Elizabeth Janeway (novel)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler  (as Louis Loeffler)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis  (as George Davis)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (certificate #12489)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Otto Preminger told an interviewer in the 1970s that he had no memory of this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Daisy backs out of the garage, the passenger window is down. A few minutes later, she wrecks the car and the window is up (and cracked).See more »
Quotes:
Dan O'Mara:Have a good life, baby. You deserve it.See more »
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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
But What Happened to Tubby?, 8 September 2005
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

In the early scenes, Crawford has a dog that looks like a border collie. His name is Tubby and she appears to dote on him. Suddenly, he disappears.

That said, this is one of Crawford's very best movie's. Twentieth Century Fox, and Otto Preminger, did beautifully by her.

So many things to say ...! It takes place in the neighborhood where I was born and still live. The Greenwich Theater, where Joan attends a movie, was a staple of Greenwich Village. When it was twinned it started showing less interesting things but it was still a landmark. Then it was torn down and in its place stands a health club.

The diner where Henry Fonda waits for Crawford while she's at the movie is still there. The curtain in its window looks the same -- almost 60 years later.

Crawford and Dana Andrews make a somewhat unlikely torrid romantic duo. But they work well together. The same can be said for Crawford and Fonda. Their romance is a bit more implausible but, again, they are directed beautifully and advance the plot admirably.

In a sense, this is Fonda's closest brush with film noir. He is a vet who has also lost his wife. The scene in which he thrashes around a nightmare is brilliantly staged. The background music there, as elsewhere, is excellent.

Most of the characters speak in a sort of Henry Higgins manner. "Hurricane" is pronounced just as Eliza Doolittle was taught to say it: "hurricen." Crawford always had that quality -- "syew" for "sue," "cahn't" for "can't." But the movie withstands these petty issues. It's exciting and it is beautifully cast. Ruth Warrick is superb in the small role of Andrews's wife. Peggy Ann Garner is too, as one of his daughters. So is the girl playing his other daughter. And Crawford's roommate, whose name I don't recognize, is convincing as well.

This is one of the lesser known vehicles of all three of its stars and not one of Preminger's better known, either. But it's fascinating and deserves kudos for all concerned.

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