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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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Cast

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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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'Skippy' Stuart Simms
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
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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When a gal who's got curves... meets a guy who's got angles... it's loving... laughing... living in a big way! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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November 1948 (Turkey)  »

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Life's for the Loving  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

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: You must have some urgent plans.
Leo Gogarty: That's a good guess.
Margaud Morgan: Do they involve anyone I know?
Leo Gogarty: Who do you know?
Margaud Morgan: The best people.
Leo Gogarty: My plans involve the best things about the best people.
Schultz: Why don't you two pull knives on each other and get it over with?
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Connections

Edited into American Masters: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Ring Around the Rosie
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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