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Living in a Big Way (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 8 September 1947 (UK)
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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Peggy Randall
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Mrs. Minerva Alsop Morgan
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Abigail Morgan
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Everett Hanover Smythe
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Schultz
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Dolly
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Attorney Ambridge
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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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8 September 1947 (UK)  »

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Life's for the Loving  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This musical (which can be labeled a semi-musical) marked the second and last time that Gene Kelly would sing and dance in a black-and-white vehicle. Gene's previous monochromatic musical had been his debut picture, For Me and My Gal (1942). See more »

Quotes

Leo Gogarty: 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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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Go in and Out the Window
Sung and Danced by Gene Kelly and children
Traditional Children's Song Medley
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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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