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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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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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Comedy | Musical

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8 September 1947 (UK)  »

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Life's for the Loving  »

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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

Margaud Morgan: For months I've been wondering why I got married in the first place. Now I know it was the uniform.
Leo Gogarty: You forget that I was in the uniform at the time.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ring Around the Rosie
Sung and Danced by Gene Kelly and children
Traditional Children's Song Medley
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Living in a Big Way is one of the more obscure Gene Kelly movies
30 March 2016 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

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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