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It Had to Be You (1947)

A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

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A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

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


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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 26, 1948 with Cornel Wilde reprising his film role. See more »

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

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It Had to Be You
Music by Isham Jones
Played often throughout the film
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"okay" Ginger Rogers comedy
9 December 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Starring Ginger Rogers. - "It Had to be You" opens with Victoria Stafford (Rogers) ditching numerous grooms at the altar. (and don't you just LOVE that veil and halo getup when she ALMOST marries Atherton Huntley??) Mom is played by silly but knowledgeable Spring Buyington. (It HAD to be either her or Billie Burke.) The groom's dad suggests that Victoria go off and decide whether she is really ready to be married to his son. Of course, there is a dream sequence which starts to get downright silly, and that takes the film in a weird direction, involving psychological issues. Then more dreams, involving long hallways, a Native American, (the dashing Cornel Wilde) swimming. Misunderstandings. Got a little weird for me, but I guess if you don't look too closely, you can just go along for the ride. This was one of Ginger's comedies, like Stage Door, Monkey Business. The 2000 film version seems to be kind of a remake of this film, but has a different plot direction.


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