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Living in a Big Way (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  1 November 1948 (Sweden)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Marie McDonald ...
Charles Winninger ...
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Peggy Randall
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Mrs. Minerva Alsop Morgan
Jean Adair ...
Abigail Morgan
Clinton Sundberg ...
Everett Hanover Smythe
John Warburton ...
'Skippy' Stuart Simms
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Schultz
Bernadene Hayes ...
Dolly
John Alexander ...
Attorney Ambridge
Phyllis Kennedy ...
Elsie, the Maid
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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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M*G*M's new, gay, tip-topical musical! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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1 November 1948 (Sweden)  »

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Life's for the Loving  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This box-office failure was the last directorial credit (he did some uncredited work on One Touch of Venus (1948)) for director, screenwriter and occasional producer Gregory La Cava, who had begun working in the film industry as an animator in 1916. See more »

Quotes

Margaud Morgan: Did anything happen to you overseas?
Leo Gogarty: Nothing exciting. Just a war.
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Ring Around the Rosie
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Forgotten Film
4 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No, this is not "Singin in the Rain" or "On the Town" or "Cover Girl" or "Anchors Away"! It's a simple black and white comedy with a handful of musical numbers thrown in. Kelly does an eye popping dance number on a construction site and does another cute number with a dog. These are as inventive as his numbers in more expensive films, but the "B quality" of the film does not do them any justice. He also sings "It Had to Be You". The plot is totally forgettable comedy fodder and since Kelly was never really known for his comedy playing, it falls a little flat. However, the dance numbers are terrific.


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