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Living in a Big Way (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | November 1948 (Turkey)
Leo Gogarty marries Margaud Morgan after a whirlwind romance just before shipping out to war. When he returns he is surprised to discover not only that his bride is not what she led him to ... See full summary »

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Leo Gogarty marries Margaud Morgan after a whirlwind romance just before shipping out to war. When he returns he is surprised to discover not only that his bride is not what she led him to believe, but also that she expects a quick divorce. Both Mr. & Mrs Gogarty must find their place with or without each other in a society still adjusting to peace. Written by Anonymous

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November 1948 (Turkey)  »

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Life's for the Loving  »

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This film made its initial USA telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 11 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); its San Francisco television premiere took place 6 August 1959 on KGO-TV (Channel 7); its earliest documented telecast in New York City took place 29 June 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Abigail Morgan: You can't unbend the twig after the tree is full-grown.
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Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Gene Kelly along with an unseen female vocalist
Danced by Gene Kelly and Marie McDonald
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It's not Singin' in the Rain, but its good...
14 December 2006 | by (Duluth, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was quite good. It was on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) at three am one night, and its offbeat humor kept me up til five. Kelly performs beautifully in this role, especially with the Grandma (whose quip almost caused me to laugh out of my seat). The main actress was alright, but the father was able to keep his character isolated from the marriage conflict and kept the humor coming. If you like a good offbeat, older movie, I would recommend it. Unlike the other comment, I do like Gene Kelly. He was the perfect leading actor for many of the early musicals and I think in this role, he oozes his charisma. One drawback is the dance scenes get a little long-winded, but if you can get through those, you're in the clear.


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