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 ...
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An American boy and a French girl run away from a Swiss school making for Paris to reunite with their parents. The boy's father and the girl's mother join forces, despite cultural differences, to search for their kids.
After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rash&... See full summary »
1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their... See full summary »
Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »
A group of French soldiers during WWII are captured by Nazis troops and sent to a military prison. There they will have to make use of his best resources to keep alive... and sane, while at the same time scheming a way out.
Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl ... See full summary »
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
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 »
If a lady asks you to jump on her bed, you'd better do it - she may not repeat the invitation!
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Living in a Big Way is one of the more obscure Gene Kelly movies
I only knew of this title after reading a book of the films of Gene Kelly. So now I've just watched this on a DVD I borrowed from the library. It seems to be mainly a comedy of soldier Kelly and a dance hall girl played by Marie McDonald who get married during World War II before he leaves for another service run. It's after the war's over and he comes back and she's wealthy which he didn't know at the time that things get a little complicated. There's some funny lines from supporting players like Spring Byington, Charles Winninger, and Clinton Sundberg. But the main enjoyment comes from Kelly's dances especially one sequence where he plays with some children while also going up and down a half-built house. So on that note, I recommend Living in a Big Way for any Gene Kelly fan who has yet to discover this.
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