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Release Date:
7 October 1947 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Stewart ... Rip Smith

Jane Wyman ... Mary Peterman

Kent Smith ... Professor Frederick Hoopendecker

Ned Sparks ... Ike

Wallace Ford ... Lou Dicketts

Regis Toomey ... Ed Weaver

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Weaver

Donald Meek ... Mr. Twiddle
E.J. Ballantine ... Moody

Ann Shoemaker ... Ma Peterman

Mickey Kuhn ... Hank Nickleby

Howard Freeman ... Nickleby

Harry Holman ... Mayor
Mary Currier ... Mrs. Frisby
Mickey Roth ... Bob Peterman

Frank Fenton ... Birch

George Irving ... Senator Wilton

Selmer Jackson ... Stringer

Robert Dudley ... Dickey

Julia Dean ... Mrs. Wilton
Joel Friedkin ... Dingle

Paul Scardon ... Hodges

George Chandler ... Bus Driver
Frank Darien ... Quincy
Larry Wheat ... Sam Fuller
Jimmy Crane ... Shorty
Richard Belding ... Junior Dicketts
Danny Mummert ... Benny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Griff Barnett ... Henry - Stringer's Office (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Birch's Secretary (uncredited)

John Butler ... Smoke Shop Counter Customer (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Electrician (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Questioning Grandview Citizen (uncredited)
Joan Delmer ... Young Girl (uncredited)

Helen Dickson ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Dick Elliott ... New Arrival (uncredited)

Tom Fadden ... Soda Jerk (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Townsman (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)

William Forrest ... George (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Man with Reporter (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Reporter (uncredited)

William Haade ... Moving Man with Wastebasket (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ... Radio Comic (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Businessman on Street (uncredited)
Gabriel Heatter ... Gabriel Heatter - Radio Newscaster (uncredited)

Al Hill ... Townsman (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Radio Host (uncredited)

Tom Kennedy ... Moving Man (uncredited)

Robert Malcolm ... Jim - Townsman (uncredited)

Knox Manning ... Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)

Frank Marlowe ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Man in Hall Outside Stringer's Office (uncredited)
Mickey McGuire ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Townsman (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse ... Newspaper Man (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Townsman (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Minister (uncredited)
William Newell ... Radio Comic in Montage (uncredited)
Ken Niles ... Reporter (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Townsman (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Naturally Nosey Lady (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Cigar Counter Clerk (uncredited)

Eddie Parks ... Bookkeeper (uncredited)
Vic Perrin ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... City Council Member (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Townsman (uncredited)

Cyril Ring ... Newspaper Man (uncredited)

John Sheehan ... Mailman (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Shoe Shine Customer (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Joe (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Townsman (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Minister (uncredited)

Nella Walker ... Grandview Citizen (uncredited)

Ray Walker ... Stringer's Associate (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... New Citizen in Crowd (uncredited)
Bobby Warde ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Reporter (uncredited)

Dick Wessel ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Lee 'Lasses' White ... Shoe Shine Man (uncredited)

Joe Yule ... Radio Comic in Montage (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Wellman 
Writing credits
Robert Riskin (story) and
Joseph Krumgold (story)

Robert Riskin (written by)

Produced by
Robert Riskin .... producer
William A. Wellman .... producer
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sherman Todd 
Richard G. Wray 
Production Design by
Lionel Banks 
Set Decoration by
George Sawley (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (as Arthur S. Black)
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milo Anderson .... costumes: Miss Wyman
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
William Hornbeck .... montage
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Other crew
William S. Holman .... general manager
Robert Riskin .... presenter
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1949) | UK:U (one or more versions have been cut) | USA:Approved (PCA #12083, General Audience)
Filming Locations:

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This film did poorly at the box office, resulting in a loss of $350,000 ($3.77M in 2017) for RKO according to studio records.See more »
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