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A Likely Story (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 19 April 1947 (USA)
A shell-shocked young GI mistakenly believes he is dying, and a young artist takes it upon herself to prove to him that he's not.



(as Bess Taffel), (suggested by a story by) (as Alexander Kenedi)
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Release Date:

19 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Delicioso Engano  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »


References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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great cinematography, solid cast, story works, but too stagey and never really works
2 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Hale is a central character who is trying to find success as an artist. Unfortunately no one likes her paintings. She meets an ex-GI who is trying to kill himself and the mob gets involved as well.

Supposed to be a madcap comedy and moves at the pace of a good comedy but none of it is very funny,

Looks expensive with plenty of beautiful sets. but the dialogue comes out like everyone is playing a part and it's difficult to believe or sympathize with any of them.

I found myself looking to turn it off after about 20-30 minutes. It never seems to gel into an interesting story. Just wanders around looking for the hook that never arrives.

perhaps this was intended as a loss leader to save taxes at the end of the year.

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