MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,777 this week

It Had to Be You (1947)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 431 users  
Reviews: 18 user

Ginger Rogers always gets cold feet just before four weddings until fireman Cornell Wilde appears.

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 305 titles
created 18 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 20 Aug 2013
 
a list of 2528 titles
created 19 Nov 2013
 
a list of 3823 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "It Had to Be You" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It Had to Be You (1947)

It Had to Be You (1947) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It Had to Be You.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon
Storm Warning (1951)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Lawyer Ginger Rogers is hired to keep dumb cowboy Jack Carson out of trouble.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ginger Rogers, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin
Primrose Path (1940)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Girl from the "wrong" side of the tracks falls in love with an ambitious young man from the "right" side of the tracks.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In pre-WW2 Europe, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them...

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Catherinde and Mack and their close friends Chris and Madge graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.

Director: John G. Blystone
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn
Mr. Imperium (1951)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with by their changing circumstances.

Director: Don Hartman
Stars: Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Marjorie Main
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Hohl
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Victoria Stafford
...
George McKesson / Johnny Blaine
Percy Waram ...
Mr. Horace Stafford
...
Mrs. Martha Stafford
Ron Randell ...
Oliver H.P. Harrington
Thurston Hall ...
Mr. Ned Harrington
Charles Evans ...
Dr. Parkinson
...
Evans, the Butler (as William Bevan)
Frank Orth ...
Train Conductor Brown
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Duncan ...
John (scenes deleted)
Chuck Hamilton ...
Charles (scenes deleted)
Vera Lewis ...
Mrs. Brown (scenes deleted)
Oscar O'Shea ...
Irish Neighborhood Watchman (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Ginger Rogers always gets cold feet just before four weddings until fireman Cornell Wilde appears.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Until he sent those little hot shivers shooting down to her toes... she thought it was a dream!


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Found a Dream  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Don Hartman, the film's producer, began directing, but soon turned it over to Rudolph Maté, the film's cinematographer. See more »

Goofs

The ticket for the baseball game, dated July 26, 1947, shows the Yankees opponent as Washington (Senators), when in reality they played the Chicago White Sox that day... and lost. See more »

Quotes

George McKesson: How!
[kisses Victoria]
Victoria Stafford: And how!
See more »

Connections

Followed by It Had to Be You (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not necessarily a bad outing for Rogers...
12 January 2009 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers stars as a pending bride who's noted for leaving her suitor(s) at the altar. But this time, she's sure of her decision...until a new suitor, literally, shows up in her dreams.

Although I don't believe something like this could REALLY happen, I was in the mood for something light and I ended up watching this. I've never been a big fan of the old movies, but I saw "Chicago" with Gere, Zellweger, and Zeta-Jones and then saw the film "Roxie Hart" (1927) with Ginger Rogers, and kind of liked the campy comedy that this film portrayed, so I keep an eye out for her on TCM and whenever I stumble across one of her films, I try and watch them. As I said, I don't believe the premise of the film could ever happen, but the way Ginger looks at Cornel Wilde is believable and, although it's probably with more infatuation than love, I know every guy wishes for a girl to look at him that way.

The story won't necessarily keep you enthralled, but your wondering how they're gonna get out of this predicament will! 8 out of 10 stars!


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where Is The Spirit Of Ginger Rogers? todflet
The ending FredandGinger
Mon., April 21, 2008 - 5 AM (PST) - 'IT HAD TO BE YOU' iseedelight
A 1940's 'Runaway Bride'? sylvia-elliott2006
Diving Scene npaxton-3
Why use the song title for a movie title? solarblast
Discuss It Had to Be You (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?