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Living in a Big Way (1947)

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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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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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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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1 November 1948 (Sweden)  »

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Life's for the Loving  »

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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 »

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Schultz: Hey bud, you sure you're going the shortest way?
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Schultz: Why not?
Taxi Driver: Cus I gotta stay on the road.
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It Had to Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Gene Kelly along with an unseen female vocalist
Danced by Gene Kelly and Marie McDonald
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It Had To Be -- Who?
4 April 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Watchable but pretty terrible. How shocking that this was the great Gregory La Cava's last directing credit! Even in his better known roles, I don't care for Gene Kelly. He seems to me to be smug, hostile, and self-involved. Here, paired with a minor actress like Marie Wilson, he seems to show those characteristics in spades.

Marie Wilson, playing an heiress who falls for a military man, is exceptionally hard and unsympathetic. The actors seem to be working hard to get past the hard, disagreeable core of the picture and they do OK.

The know-it-all butler is apparently meant to be funny but he seems like an extended riff on the prissy bits for which Franklin Pangborn was famous (and in which, despite their stereotyping, he was generally funny -- unlike this guy.) Phyllis Thaxter is as always very appealing in a rather underdeveloped secondary plot.


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