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

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Complete credited cast:
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Victoria Stafford
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George McKesson / Johnny Blaine
Percy Waram ...
Mr. Horace Stafford
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Mrs. Martha Stafford
Ron Randell ...
Oliver H.P. Harrington
Thurston Hall ...
Mr. Ned Harrington
Charles Evans ...
Dr. Parkinson
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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)
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Ginger Rogers always gets cold feet just before four weddings until fireman Cornell Wilde appears.

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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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December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Found a Dream  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

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!
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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
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Great film for a lazy afternoon.
16 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a single 20-something I've had to watch seemingly hundreds of romantic comedies with girlfriends. "It Had to Be You" is probably the only one I would consider watching again.

I was half asleep when this movie came on Turner Classic Movies this afternoon. I've been trashcan-by-the-couch sick all week, so what's been on the TV is a complete blur.

Before I could cycle through what was on the DVR, the movie had gotten its hooks in me. When I got up and ran urgently to the bathroom I did something I never do: I hit 'pause.' I'm probably a dream subject for people marketing to the 21- to 35-year-old bracket. I like violence, video games, electric guitars and scantily-clad women. None of these things are in "It Had to Be You," but it kept me entertained anyway.

It's not a classic by any means, but this movie is solid. Its humor carries through 60 years later and the actors felt right for their roles. Also, the story is believable in its unbelievability - I still like to think my kindergarten-crush will pop up and be right for me.

The movie also has that post-war wholesomeness that's hard to describe. There are a lot things left unsaid in the film that would be brought up in a modernized version, mainly about a live-in male friend who is not the fiancé. As it stands it feels fresh compared to the last half-dozen romantic-comedies I begrudgingly saw in theaters.

If you want to see a quality, lighthearted, funny and fantastic 40s-era movie, then check this one out next time it's on TCM.


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