MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 44,572 this week

Suddenly It's Spring (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 February 1947 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 45 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

Fred wants to start a new life with a new wife, but it isn't easy to give Paulette the gate for another mate.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 163 titles
created 25 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 122 titles
created 17 Mar 2014
 
a list of 10 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Suddenly It's Spring (1947)

Suddenly It's Spring (1947) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Suddenly It's Spring.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York, a young girl who believes she's learned "the seamy side of life" from a risque play takes it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Joan Fontaine, John Lund, Mona Freeman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Celestine, the chamber-maid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man, but Mr. Lanlaire is not a right choice: the house is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In pre-WW2 Europe, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them...

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Macdonald Carey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar
A Lost Lady (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Peter Morley
Macdonald Carey ...
Jack Lindsay
Arleen Whelan ...
Gloria Fay
Lilian Fontaine ...
Mary's Mother (as Lillian Fontaine)
...
Harold Michaels
Frances Robinson ...
WAC Capt. Rogers
Victoria Horne ...
WAC Lt. Billings
Georgia Backus ...
WAC Maj. Cheever
Jean Ruth ...
WAC Cpl. Michaels
Roberta Jonay ...
WAC Sergeant
Willie Best ...
Porter on Train
Edit

Storyline

Captain Mary Morley (Paulette Goddard), WAC marital-relations expert, known as "Captain Lonelyhearts", returns from overseas as escort to some G.I. war brides, and she hopes to patch up the estrangement from Peter Morley (Fred MacMurray), her husband and former law partner. The latter has fallen for beautiful Gloria Fay (Arleen Whelan) and is waiting at the airport with a divorce consent requiring Mary's signature. Peter, hoping to be more persuasive later, asks her to have dinner with him later at the Ski Club. Jack Lindsay (Macdonald Carey), a client of Peter's who has been using their apartment mistakes Mary for one of the intended bridesmaids and asks about Gloria. Now that Mary knows about Gloria, she asks Jack to bring Gloria to the Ski Club dinner. Still in love with Peter, Mary refuses to sign the divorce paper and asks Jack to take her home. Mary is ordered to Fort Sheridan and Peter and Jack board her train - Peter still after her signature and Jack also hoping she will sign... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Paulette will give your heart a whirl...As a real, live, lovin' Varga girl! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die widerspenstige Gattin  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1948 with Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard and Macdonald Carey reprising their film roles. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Paulette Goddard & Fred MacMurray Shine
12 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray star as a divorcing couple separated by war. Their divorce, like everything else, is put on hold. She finally returns and Fred is there to meet her and get papers signed, but his girl friend (Arleen Whelan) lurks in the background. And Paulette has in mind a second attempt to save the marriage. Enter Fred's client and friend (Macdonald Carey) who takes an interest in Paulette.

What ensues is a merry chase as Fred and Paulette can't make up their minds whether to proceed with the divorce or try again. Whelan and Carey go along poking and prodding the situation to their own advantages.

Comic highlights include the girls' first meeting in a nightclub where Paulette is stuck wearing an out-of-style and hideous plaid dress (she's still in the Army)while Whelan enters draped in jewels and fur, which flies as the girls dig into each other. Later, Fred shows off his comic chops when he decides that his impression of a cigar-smoking goon will turn off Paulette.

The stars are in top form here and save a so-so comedy with their charm and comic skills. Co-stars include Frank Faylen, Willie Best, Lillian Fontaine, Victoria Horne, Georgia Backus, and Frances Robinson.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Suddenly It's Spring (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?